For the five people still interested in comics industry news, Dan Nadel is leaving tcj.com as co-editor; he’ll be replaced by Tucker Stone. Stone recently left NoBrow to join the distributor Consortium so I guess it’s less of a conflict of interest. Nadel wrote: Tomorrow is my last day as co-editor of The Comics Journal. The reason […]
§ Some pretty big news out of Diamond: Diamond Book Distributors has reorganized, with Josh Hayes, the new EVP in charge. Kuo-Yu Liang, who founded this division of Diamond, has been upped to Vice President of International Sales and Business Development. ICv2 got the scoop: Hayes will run day-today operations at Diamond Book, working with client publishers […]
Quietly revealed only a few hours ago, it appears that Tucker Stone – comic critic and blogger, most notably for The Comics Journal – has accepted a position with Nobrow Comics as their new US Sales and Marketing Director. Beat StaffThe Elite Beat Staff is a trained squad of ninja masters.
Alex Zalben has a fine write-up on MoCCA’s ‘To Run A Comic Shop’ panel, which included Tucker Stone of Bergen Street Comics, Gabe Fowler of Desert Island, Robert Conte of Manhattan Comics and Brooklyn Comics, Thor Parker of Midtown Comics and moderator (and former retailer) Alex Cox, currently of the CBLDF. As usual that’s a very smart, modern lineup of merchants, and sure enough there was some interesting talk. For instance, some stores actually frown on cell phones when they are used to order comics online—using the brick and mortar store as a showroom of sorts: