Congratulations, Valerie!

Valerie D’Orazio is the new Friends of Lulu President. That gives me hope for seeing the organization gain some new life, because she’s a pistol. Congratulations and best wishes! (And because I’m snarky, it made me roll my eyes to watch professional gadfly Elayne Riggs show up in the comments (link no longer available) with this little gem: “I guess the charter has room to bend a little vis a vis the requirement about the pres having to be a […]

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Silver Bullet Comics Update

A week after the news broke of Silver Bullet Comics’ tax sale, the owner has posted a response to much of the gossip. (I’m too tacky to resist making a comment about a pattern of delays continuing, but he does address the time frame, see below.) He blames everything on bad programming. Those are some interesting bugs, that make sure the money is collected but can’t keep track of whether the ordered product was shipped. Although it does make sense […]

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Zuda Announces First Winner, Competitors

DC Comics’ new webcomics imprint, Zuda, has announced a go-live date of Tuesday (?) October 30. However, most of their announcements are already being made elsewhere from their main site. There’s not necessarily anything wrong with that, if you want to curry favor with certain outlets, but at least I would have expected the information to be available at the main URL. Newsarama had details of their first “instant winner” (link no longer available): Jeremy Love, an established former self-publisher […]

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Silver Bullet Comics Dead?

Silver Bullet Comics used to be a comic book retailer in North Carolina. (Please note that they are not the same as Silver Bullet Comic Books, a more active online site, about which more later.) First, in August, SBC closed their physical store in Winston-Salem, deciding to focus on online sales. Comments at the Newsarama Blog post (links no longer available) reporting the change were quite critical of the site’s customer service, complaining of unreceived orders. After publicizing that problem, […]

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Zuda, Contracts, Platinum, and Money

Zuda, DC Comics’ web-based initiative to find new properties, has posted its proposed contracts (link no longer available), leading to the expected discussion. Longtime webcomic creator and journalist T Campbell comments. He calls the royalty package “easily the most generous I’ve seen from a major publisher.” Internet gadfly Chris Butcher has (as expected, and we love him for it) a more jaded take. It’s nice to be paid a page-rate for your work and all, but that $14,000 salary cap […]

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Pick Archie’s Next Title

Archie Comics has announced: In the 2nd quarter of 2008, Archie & Friends will be replaced with a new anthology title featuring both new characters and some of our best loved classic characters that have not seen the spotlight in some time. As part of the new title launch, 10 proposed titles will be placed on the archiecomics.com website and you can vote for the title you like best. The ballot’s up now; vote at the link. The choices are […]

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