Our annual creators survey wrapped up last with ending with the gala announcement of the Comics Industry People of the Year. This year I threw in an added question on the survey about The Beat itself. I had no idea what the results would be:
This is a little surprising in that “news” is sort of what makes the clicks fly, unless by “essays” you mean “internet-breaking controversies about industry dumpster fires.”
However, I think what the industry was saying here is they want more quality writing ABOUT comics, not rehashed PR, FOC interviews and fact-muddying clickbait – things which The Beat can potentially provide if we work very very hard.
All that said, the internet is becoming a more and more challenging landscape.
As we start this new
dumpster fire year, I thought I’d throw the question out to The Beat’s loyal readers.
What would you like to see more of on The Beat in 2017?
As always feel free to sounds off in the comments, but please don’t be abusive or crappy.