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Today is the day that the UK government has decreed that non-essential shops are allowed to open across England, and that includes comic shops Boris Johnson has read all his Tintin books three times over and was clearly in need of something new So on my Boris bike, I whizzed in, filming as I went,[...]
With the added pressures, challenges and obstacles thrown in the way of local comic shops over the past three months, AfterShock Comics, led by Publisher Joe Pruett, announced the release of Support Our Shops (S.O.S.), a 48-page comic featuring seven stories from top creators The comic book will be distributed at no cost to comic[...]
A number of comic book stores have reported significant damage and theft cause by looting, as part of riots and protests across the USA
And, yes, that would include English comic shops as well Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, they have their own devolved decisions to make. British Comic Shops Can Open Back Up on June 15th, Boris Says So Image from BBC screencap. A number of English comic shops have been operating mail order, or making pick-up arrangements, but most remain[...]
You can catch up with coverage of the impact on the comics industry here and the New Distributor Wars here. 2021 Will Look Very Different For Publishers and Comic Shops Alike Image from https://torange.biz/fx/2021-gold-background-dark-flag-american-216356 A couple of weeks ago, Trustbridge Global Media bought small British publishers Walker Books, which also owns Candlewick Press, which is based[...]
I can have another big exercise in a couple of weeks or so. That's if I am still allowed, of course. Cycling Round Central London Comic Shops on Lockdown Image from YouTube. This morning, I combined my not-quite-daily exercise with a trip to the chemists and the cheese shop by Boris bike Cycling down the Thames[...]
Alan Gill of Ultimate Comics in North Carolina has announced that he is to boycott the new distributors of DC Comics in favor of Diamond.
Some have closed, some have gone online and mail order, others remain open with limited hours and services. Diamond UK Distributing to British Comic Shops For Sale on May 11th Art from Marvel Comics. Comic books that were due to be available in British stores on Wednesday, March 26th, will be shipping from Diamond UK for sale[...]
Comic book retailers have been putting together a list of ways to remake the direct market as and when it returns to life.
"I risked a Walmart trip, and my side quest was rewarded with all the bubble wrap we need to ship out the online comic sales from last week." A Mid Life Crisis for Comic Book Stores. It is also worth pointing out that Diamond Comic Distributors now shipping existing back stock to retailers' home addresses rather than[...]
Today is the third day, with all of the money being directly paid to comic shops when the auctions close Rob is offering to draw comics characters, anime characters, and taking requests for the sketches, which has led to gems like this admittedly great Venompool/Raphael TMNT piece. View this post on Instagram. How Much Would You Pay[...]
We have seen comic shops shut down under government mandate and fear of infection Comic publishers pull back on their publication schedule or stop publishing entirely The direct market distributor, Diamond Comic Distributors shut its doors to new product, make people redundant and stop paying publishers But today, that all changes. Over a week ago, we[...]
Scout, Black Mask and TKO are giving 50% of their online sales directly to comic shops during the coronavirus pandemic.
With Diamond Comic Distributors sidelined by the conoravirus pandemic, others like Penguin Random House, Ingram, Simon & Schuster enter comic distribution