- Posted by Johanna on May 22, 2006 at 10:09 am
- Category: Comic News
Into the void created by the departure of Speakeasy and the pending collapse of Markosia comes AK Comics. Dance of the Puppets has the story… one of their reps has been spamming comic blogs with plugs for a contest that sounds like an incredibly bad deal for the winner.
I’m certainly prepared to give up all copyrights to my characters, waive all royalty fees, abandon any control over their usage, and throw away any future interest in them for the sake of a year’s worth of what is known in the business as contributor’s copies and which are handed out to anyone who has had any input on the comic.
Shades of throwback time! Great strategy… for the publisher.
I got one of those comments in the middle of my recent discussion on sexism. (I deleted it and sent the poster a note saying “don’t do it again.” If I get a good response, I’ll let you know.) Judging from where else I’ve seen the posts, the poster is targeting blogs or posts about women and superhero comics. That it’s tangentially related to the topic doesn’t make it not spam, though. It’s a shame that a potentially promising publisher would be so badly represented by their public face that it would keep people from looking at their works. But they’re not the only one. (*ahem* Alias)