Former Vice President of Purchasing of Diamond Comic Distributors and co-founder of Pacific Comics, Bill Schanes is calling on comic book fans and professionals to contribute and of their unique collectable item to Give Comics Hope, a new charitable initiative to provide vital aid to comic book stores, with Filip Sablik of Boom Studios and[...]
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Regular Bleeding Cool readers will be familiar with William / Bill Schanes Teenage founder of Pacific Comics almost fifty years ago, the comic store that became a chain, a creator-owned publisher and a comic book distributor before it was bought up by Diamond Comic Distributors in the eighties He stepped down from Diamond Comic Distributors[...]
Bleeding Cool has been happy to post some of Bill Schanes' weird and wonderful stories about working in and around the comic book industry In fact, there's another belter I was about to get to But in a twist of fate, Ross Richie, publisher of Boom Studios, has his own story about Bill to share[...]
William Schanes, formerly of Diamond, has been regaling us all of a tour he received of the Marvel Comics office from one Ike Perlmutter.
Schanes writes on Facebook, A Disaster Waiting To Take Place? Bill Schanes on DC's Distribution DC Comics logo. "First off, historically, DC Comics had been the much more friendly publisher to comic book specialty retailers (CBSR) Vs Marvel Comics From the early years of co-op advertising, a large dedicated staff, lead by publisher Paul Levitz, who championed[...]
"Pacific Comics and Image Comics share a certain kinship in terms of creator-owned comics, and I thought it would be cool to use the name for an Image imprint at some point in the future, so after discussing the idea with Bill Schanes at San Diego last year and getting his and his brother Steve's[...]
Bill Schanes, former Vice President of Purchasing of Diamond Comic Distributors, is a comics legend He founded Pacific Distributors almost fifty years ago, and joined Diamond almost twenty years after that He stepped down from Diamond Comic Distributors in 2013, though he continues to visit comic book stores, travelling the world We briefly quoted him[...]
DC Comics announced the use multiple distribution options, physical and digital. Outspoken retailers are raising concerns about these plans.
Brian Hibbs of Comix Experience in San Francisco, California, has been one of the comic industry go-to guys for comment during the coronavirus pandemic.
We continue to follow Bill Schanes' adventures through his past as a Vice President at Diamond Comic Distributors, while walking round the finest graffiti and street artwork in Europe. Of course, this is not the first time he has travelled this far Indeed it seems that at Diamond he seems to have developed a wanderlust[...]
A lawsuit was initiated and the Hopi shut down the majority of their tourist operations in protest, making national news headlines. That wasn't the headline splash Marvel or the NFL wanted however, as they launched the series with a special promotion for comic book distributors (in a time before there was just Diamond). Former VP of Diamond[...]
We continue to follow Bill Schanes' adventures through his past as a Vice President at Diamond Comic Distributors, while walking round the finest street graffiti in Europe… He writes of the paperwork. While working for Diamond Comic Distributors, as one of my responsibilities, I attended international trade shows and conventions. In one particular 6-week stretch, I attended the[...]
Forty-two years after co-founding Pacific and twenty-six years after joining the company, Bill Schanes, Vice President of Purchasing at Diamond Comic Distributors is stepping down from that role, for an advisory position that will last the rest of the year, at least. Replacing him in his position is current Executive Director of Purchasing, John Wurzer[...]