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Greg Goldstein, Publishing President at IDW, cautions over “soft” Direct Sales comic market

Greg Goldstein, Publishing President and COO at US comics publisher IDW (publishers of series such as Star Trek, Transformers, True Blood and many more) was interviewed by comics business site ICV2 at San Diego Comic-Con, and makes some interesting comments about the state of the direct sales market and the challenges the company faces in theContinue reading Greg Goldstein, Publishing President at IDW, cautions over “soft” Direct Sales comic market

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Creating Comics: Titan and Forbidden Planet’s Nick Landau and Vivian Cheung talk to ICV2

Comics site ICV2 has just published a two-part interview with Titan Entertainment Group Managing Director Nick Landau and Executive Director Vivian Cheung, the duo behind UK-based Titan Entertainment, which has a long history and broad business portfolio that’s invisible to many people in the business, who are only familiar with its recent expansion of comics and graphicContinue reading Creating Comics: Titan and Forbidden Planet’s Nick Landau and Vivian Cheung talk to ICV2

Mike Richardson, CEO and Founder of Dark Horse Comics

Looking Forward, Looking Back: ICv2 Interviews Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson on the Comics Business Past and Present

ICv2 – a web site geared more toward the business side of comic retailing – recently caught up with Dark Horse Comics founder and CEO Mike Richardson to get his reflections on 30 years in the comics industry. In Part One, he looks at how the business has changed over the past 30 years.  InContinue reading Looking Forward, Looking Back: ICv2 Interviews Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson on the Comics Business Past and Present

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ICv2: Comic Sales Slip in January

The ICV2 web site reports that comics and graphic novel sales were down 5.1 per cent versus the year ago period in January, with graphic novels trailing at a 7.77 per cent decline and comics down 3.86 per cent, according to information released by Diamond Comic Distributors. The drop off comes after a busy DecemberContinue reading ICv2: Comic Sales Slip in January

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Digital comic sales on the rise, reaching estimated $90 million

The market for comics and graphic novels in the United States and Canada reached $870 million at retail last year, according to a new estimate prepared jointly by comics business news site ICv2’s Milton Griepp and Comichron’s John Jackson Miller and digital comic sale estimates are also impressive, at $90 million. “I’ve been networking withContinue reading Digital comic sales on the rise, reaching estimated $90 million