Indie Month-to-Month Sales: April 2014— Oh Those Southern Bastards

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Overall another quiet month, although excellent debuts from Jason Aaron’s Southern Bastards and Valiant’s Rai splash amongst the regular chart-toppers, and a few healthy new entries make their marks selling around the 10-15,000 copy mark .

151 indie titles charted in the top 300, slightly up on last month’s 150. Overall sales were up at 1,688,787, compared to last month’s 1,655,816 and the average sales this month are 11,184, up on last month’s 11,038. 19 titles went up in sales and 108 went down, with the rest made up of new entries and specials.

Image have another great month with a 9.34% dollar share and an 10.31% market share, while Dark Horse in second place have a 5.54% dollar share and 5.18% market share. IDW have a 5.10% dollar share and a 4.24% market share, Dynamite have a 2.49% dollar share and 2.47% market share and Boom! have a 2.07 % dollar share and 1.97% market share. Eaglemoss actually beat Dynamite on dollar sales at 2.14, but that equated to less than 0 .73% market share and were lumped in with the miscellaneous small publishers.

SDCC ’14: MTV announces FanFest, mtvU Fandom Awards and Linkin Park

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It begins. Actually it’s been beginning for a while but here comes the avalanche. If my crumbling memory be accurate, MTV had a FanFest-y thing at PetCo last year, and this time it’s even more extensive with a concert by LINKIN PARK!!!! and a new thing called the mtvu Fandom Awards Grammy-winning rock band Linkin […]

2014 Joe Shuster Award Nominees announced

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Honouring the best in Canadian comics from a broader portfolio than the Edgar Wright Awards, the The 2014 Joe Shuster Award nominees are up. Winners will be chosen by a jury and presented at an event to be named later. The nominees themselves cover a wide spectrum and seem to be of the “let’s honor […]

Against all odds, Marvel to publish a Fantastic four comic by Van Meter and Estep

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  But it is the previously announced 100th Anniversary special, which imagines the FF as they might be in 2061—written by Jen Van Meter and drawn by Joanna Estep. Call it twenty-five years later… This July, do the time warp and fast forward to the year 2061 as Marvel celebrates the upcoming 100th Anniversary of […]

Some old comics sell for $1.5 million

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A Kentucky man who hoped to sell his comics collection in order to help send his grandkids to college will probably be able to afford a semester or two. The collection, which included an Action #1, Detective #27 and Marvel Comics #1, sold for $1.5 million. A comic from 1940 with the first appearance of […]

Webcomic alert: Solo by Hope Larson

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Hope Larson has just launched a webcomic called Solo. She writes:

Kickstarter has major overhaul of rules, including “Launch Now”

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I’ve sure everyone active in the Kickstarter community already knows this, but just to lay it out for the comics crowd, the massive crowdfunding site just announced a MAJOR overhaul of their rules: there are now far fewer of them, and many projects that were previously banned are now not. Still no charities, and a […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Bits 6/5/14: cartoonists embroiled in scandal over affair

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It’s been a while since I kibbled and bitted because…well I had one version of this that had like 50 links. I tweeted them instead. § Cartoonists in the US are not celebrities, with one or two exceptions. They can leave the house without make-up, or go to the beach or do normal human cock-ups […]