- Posted by Johanna on June 21, 2006 at 8:51 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
Ever wonder why editors are the least-liked people in corporate comics? Tom Brevoort tells why. And he didn’t even get into the trafficking and marketing and personnel management tasks in detail.
Why indy comic creators aren’t stressing too much over Diamond’s increasingly tough requirements for listing and comic retailers who ignore non-superheroes: because when they’re picked up by “real” book publishers, they sell ten times as much. Editor Kazu Kibuishi reports on Flight 3, coming from Ballantine.
David Welsh analyzes the news that Harlequin will be taking over its manga distribution from Dark Horse. The books will also no longer be offered through Diamond. Are comic-specific distribution and retail outlets risking making themselves increasingly obsolete? In this particular case, I don’t think it’s any huge loss, because the manga weren’t anything special, except for the eye-searing pink ink.
The Absorbacon covers Egg Fu — you thought today’s comics were bad! you haven’t seen anything yet! Aside from the giant Chinese talking egg, this article also features one of my favorite What the F–? panels of all time: the one where editor Robert Kanigher calls the failed supporting characters into his office and tells them their services will no longer be needed. Most people would just stop writing about them, but Kanigher wanted readers to know that they’d never see Mer-Boy or the Glop again by showing them being fired on-panel and in-continuity.
And people wonder why women think comics are sexist.