- Posted by Johanna on March 1, 2006 at 8:13 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
I’m looking forward to Viz’s upcoming Shojo Beat Manga Artist Academy (due in October). It’s a how-to-draw book with an adorable panda learning from talented creators, including Mayu Shinjo (Sensual Phrase) and Yuu Watase (Imadoki, Fushigi Yugi).
Does this mean that Marc Silvestri is next in line to run Marvel? Probably not, since Top Cow is only handling art with scripts provided by Marvel.
Beaucoup Kevin rips into comic retailers who want consumers to know how tough the business is.
While, yes, I would like to buy my comics from a local shop, I can go just about anywhere I please for them without any sort of guilt over you not being able to pay your bills, OK? In fact, I’m the sort of person that hates it when businesses start bringing their operating costs into the customer relationship. You don’t worry about how I make the money to buy your comics and I don’t worry about how much you pay for rent, OK?
You know, Mazda never has to beg people to tell their dealership to carry the cars. I’m just saying.
Speaking of inadvertently negative messages, Colleen Doran is plugging her new collection [link no longer available] A Distant Soil: Coda by putting up an Amazon ad, so she gets a cut. (Whereas if you use that link, I get a cut.) Currently, the ad is showing a price of $12.23 US.
If she thinks the book should sell for just over $12, why did she cover-price it at $18? This is the kind of thing that makes retailers cranky, when creators send their fans to discount outlets. Then again, Amazon can get the book to almost anyone. It’s a vicious cycle, where retailers don’t want to support creators who undercut them, so creators find different outlets, so retailers don’t support them.