• The Future of Free Comic Book Day

    The Future of Free Comic Book Day2

    Since 2002, every first Saturday in May, comic shops around the world have taken part in Free Comic Book Day, the industry’s “open house” event tailored to invite new and lapsed fans into the welcoming arms of brick and mortar comic shops. The concept is simple: publishers release exclusive content geared toward (mostly) young, new

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  • Image Comics: Diversifying Content With Familiar Faces

    Image Comics: Diversifying Content With Familiar Faces0

    When we talk about comics today, readers still cannot help but think of the superhero genre. Comics? Yep. Batman just popped into your head. Or maybe it was Spidey. This isn’t a failed Rorschach test or a definitive indication of taste, it’s the same impetus behind people asking for a Kleenex when they really want

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  • Diversity in Comics: Voting With Your Dollars

    Diversity in Comics: Voting With Your Dollars0

    Diversity in comics, both on the page and amongst those creating them, has been at the forefront of comics journalism for the past several years. Highly visible, successful comics that feature diverse subjects and creators have provided hopeful signs of change. Image’s Saga features a woman of color as co-lead, and was co-created by artist

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  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Pitching Your Comic For Review

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Pitching Your Comic For Review0

    • November 20, 2014

    For many independent comic creators, self-promotion is easily the most daunting task. You spend months or even years to finish a project, and then your new full-time job is convincing people to actually look at your work. It can be a slog, but channeling the enthusiasm and pride you have for your work into coverage

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  • The Incredible Action Figure Displays of Rogues Gallery Comics & Gaming

    The Incredible Action Figure Displays of Rogues Gallery Comics & Gaming3

    • October 13, 2014

    Picking a local comic shop is tricky business, and it often comes down to the little things that set a store apart from the one down the road. I have yet to visit Rogues Gallery Comics & Gaming in Round Rock, TX, but there is one reason I would be go out of my way to visit

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  • Comic Variant Covers: A Brief Guide

    Comic Variant Covers: A Brief Guide2

    So you’re browsing Twitter or your favorite artist’s Tumblr, and suddenly you come across cover artwork that is breathtaking. But somehow, three months later, this comic is no where to be seen on the shelf. Did it sell out before you got to your local comic shop? Did your store get a sub-standard cover while

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