Comics and graphic novels bounced back from 2017’s sales slump to have their best year ever in 2018. That’s according to the annual report prepared by ICv2’s Milton Griepp and Comichron’s John Jackson Miller. Combined sales in all channels were $1.095 billion, up $80 million from 2017 and a tad up from 2016’s $1.085B. However the higher […]
There’s quite a lot to do at New York Comic Con, but this year there is one less things for industry pros: the annual ICv2 White Paper conference put on by Milton Griepp. We’ve covered this extensively over the years, but there won’t be one this year. As Griepp told his mailing list: We regret […]
ICv2’s Milton Griepp and Comichron’s John Jackson Miller have released their annual report on comics and GN sales , and it confirms that sales were not boffo in 2017 – in fact overall comics and Gn sales were down 6.5%. However the marker remained over $1 billion in sales for the year – so we can still say we work […]
This year’s best selling graphic novels show a wide range of material from a strikingly diverse group of creators.
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A comics business conference early in NYCC has been a tradition for a long time, with Milton Griepp of the pop culture industry business site ICv2.com usually delivering a white paper and other industry heavy hitters speaking out. This year’s event will be a little different though: ReedPOP and ICv2 have joined forces for something […]
As The Beat told you last week, Marvel has just their first retailer summit in nearly 20 years, in which 14 retail organizations from the Top 300 Marvel accounts were invited to meet with Axel Alonso, David Gabriel and other top execs to talk about the steps Marvel is taking to improve sales.
Over the years, industry website ICv2 has produced various one day conferences covering the business of comics and pop culture. Last year, owner Milton Griepp delivered his traditional white paper which was paired with a reception. This year, the reception and white paper return with the addition of three talks by pretty notable people. On Thursday, October […]
In past years Milton Griepp’s ICv2 site hosted an industry event the day before NYCC. This year they’re scaling back a bit with an invite only happy hour event. PR: ICv2 has announced that it will be hosting an invitation-only event for business professionals, the ICv2 White Paper Happy Hour, on Thursday afternoon, October 8, […]
ICv2 will once again hold a conference the day before New York Comic-Con officially kicks off, on Wednesday, October 8th. This year’s conference has a timely theme: “The New Comics Customer” — given all the quickly changing demographic info we’ve been seeing in the last 12 months, this should be a lively one. (Disclosure: The […]