Tag: DIY

So You’re Making a Comic – A Flowchart Explainer On The Direct Market

The Direct Market was the name given to the distribution channel that stocked the shelves of the fledgling comic shop network in the 1970s. It was “direct” because the books were shipped from printers straight to the stores on a non-returnable basis, bypassing messy corporate newsstand distributors. Over time, different companies have helped to supply…

Tutorial: Hilarious Halloween Marvel Throwback Shirts

Way back when, I found the Bronze Age of Blogs: a blog about bronze age comics. It’s great. You can check it out in your own time. One of my favourite posts there, that I’ve come back to repeatedly, is this. An image-heavy post about Marvel’s old, ridiculous, perfect bubblegum stickers. I fell hard for them…

Top 10: Best? Worst? Moomins merchandise options

A lot of the nerd identity is wrapped up in consumerism; maybe you’ve been there, but have you got the t-shirt? Did you make a Portal birthday cake? Do you wash with TARDIS soap? And I get it, of course – souvenirs are nice and they make you feel good. When you’ve had a swell time…

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