Comics 2012: A case for optimism

With San Diego in the rear-view mirror, I posted some thoughts on the Comichron Twitter feed today that I think bear repeating here. I have seen some upbeat San Diego conventions (this was one) and some downright gloomy ones; sometimes they capture the spirit of the year and sometimes they don’t. The same is true … Read more

More on “The Rule of Eight”

Following yesterday’s mention of his Rule of Eight — an observation relating to the survival rates for independent publishers whose lines expanded quickly — Marc Patten wrote to remind me of an important nuance: “If memory serves, I think the ‘Rule of 8’ stemmed from the concept of new companies with some sort of shared … Read more