ScandalWatch: Nothing to get a newsroom excited than a cartoon in a student newspaper that might be sexist. Quick! Everyone! Pile on!
NationalWatch: USA Today splashes on The Adventures Of An Unemployed Man.
from Hellstorm to The 99. My career makes no sense
BibleWatch: Robert Crumb’s Genesis original art is to be exhibited in the Columbus Museum Of Art.
SportWatch: Liu Xiang gets himself an interactive comic book via Nike.
This is The Bleeding Cool ComicChron Robot speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on.
Now that the third quarter of 2010 is over, it’s clear that the negative trends that comic stores have been bucking for the last two years have finally taken their toll: sales of comics and graphic novels were down a combined 12% for the quarter. Comic sales were down 14% and graphic novel sales down 6%. This is the largest year over year quarterly decline we’ve seen since we started tracking these numbers in 2004.
These are estimates of the sales on comic books by Diamond U.S. to comic specialty stores during September 2010.
I just participated in a genuinely fascinating discussion, and I think it’s old dog, new tricks time. After much discussion and email, we’re going to try to offer the book in a proper digital format via Comixology. Til then you’re stuck with pdfs. Give it a read! If you decide you’d like a hard copy, the best thing you can do is order one through your local store.
Classic 1970s comic magazines Creepy and Eerie have picked up Hollywood representation. ICM has signed New Comic Llc., the company behind the two magazines, for representation. The agency will look to mine the titles for movies, TV and online content. Creepy, which launched in 1964, and Eerie, which took off in 1966, were black and white comic anthology comics published in magazine format, which allowed it to circumvent the industry’s censoring body, the Comics Code of Authority.