As we make our way through the current era of disruption, there’s an ever greater need for clarity, verifiable information and real news. In that spirit, I’m presenting to you the 2016 Comic Creator Rate Survey. Developed by Graphic Policy’s Brett Schenker in conjunction with current comics freelancers (with a little copy editing by myself) we hope this will […]
This year we’re opening person of the year voting to everyone!
It’s here! Once again, The Beat has teamed with The Devastator magazine for the annual Indie Exhibitor Convention Mega Survey 2015. This is an in-depth look at who is exhibiting, where they are exhibiting and how they are exhibiting at various pop culture shows across North America; whether con, CAF or autograph show. It’s the […]
Yet another discussion of what happened to the artist being the big dogs of comics, and a chance to make your feelings known via a survey!
[PHoto from the FB page of our own Brandon Schatz’s new store Variant Comics in Edmundton, AB] David Harper of Sktchd is at it again with the survey! This time it’s comics retailers. The respondent base is only 25, so a high margin of error, but it does provide a useful snapshot and lots of […]
Last year our good pals at The Devastator magazine made news with an anonymous survey of convention exhibitors that showed average sales of $1300 at the shows surveyed, the differences between indie and comics shows and more.
Well, as you MAY have NOTICED, there has been quite a bit of talk of late about exhibiting at conventions, profits and how it is changing. I thought it might be interesting to revisit this survey and after contacting Amanda Meadows at the Devastator, The Beat is proud to be co-sponsoring this year’s survey.
This survey covers sales at shows this year and general trends in staffing tabling and money making. It’s intended for anyone who exhibits at Cafs or Cons, artists, small presses or crafters.