Warren Ellis takes a stab at Five Predictions About The Immediate Future Of Comics. It’s brief — just go read. A couple of main ideas:
* Roll-your-own digital available to creators creates distribution opportunities and chaos
* Creators will continue to explore Kickstarter and other methods to get paid for their work
* DC and Marvel in diminishing returns.
And this classic Ellis observation:
More of this: Oni, Viz, Avatar, Boom, Archaia, Fantagraphics and a few actual publishing houses having less share in the direct market than Eaglemoss, a company that packages partwork magazines with little Marvel and DC character figurines. A less perfect illustration of what comics stores are actually interested in selling, I cannot find today.