Shameless Self Promotion — & More!!


Thursday, July 13, 2006

First, yes, another review of Comics Comics (the magazine) is in, this time from the redoubtable Tom Spurgeon at the Comics Reporter. (Is that the right way to use “redoubtable”?) Read it here:

“The hilarious thing is that this works.”

Second, it has come to my attention that many (two) of our readers have been asking whether or not our magazine’s content might be made available here on our site. It pleases me to announce that a crack team is currently working on the related technological problems, and some time in the near future you’ll be able to read the amazing Comics Comics features and stories you’ve only heard about right here online.

Third, (and here you readers are privy to confidential business discussions) Dan, I think you’re worried too much about whether or not the comics we talk about here are “mainstream” or not. I don’t know whether that term even means anything any more, for one thing. Also, as you say, great “underground” comics don’t come out every day, and we don’t want to cannibalize pieces that potentially might work better in our magazine. In my opinion, we should just write about anything comics-related that we think is interesting, and forget about everything else. As I’m sure you’d agree, we just don’t want to become a typical comics blog, reviewing all of the week’s releases. Other sites already do that, and probably make a better job of it than we would, anyway. This blog is intended only to fool readers into thinking that the magazine might be worth picking up, or more importantly, considering it as a venue for advertising. (NB: we have very reasonable rates.)

Fourth, for those of you wondering about our publication schedule here, Dan and I both hope to contribute two or so posts each week. Right now, other PictureBox publication demands mean that Dan probably will not be posting quite that often, at least until things die down. In any case, at least three out of five weekdays should feature new content.

Filler ends here.

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3 Responses to “Shameless Self Promotion — & More!!”
  1. Baron Glubber says:

    I think you guys should talk more about what you’re going to talk about and fight more. Like Dan should now have a snappy retort about Mainstream comics, and then Tim should whip one back! And so on and so on! That’s what I want to see!

  2. Mary-ann Stein-Stein says:

    I think you guys should have theme attitudes and call them “theme-tudes”.

  3. T Hodler says:

    Your idea is a good one, Baron Glubber (yours, too Mary-Ann Stein-Stein, though I don’t quite understand it & would like to hear more). Unfortunately, I’m not sure how much more mileage we can get out of that particular topic — and believe me, I want to milk it as long as we can.

    But I like debates and arguments, and if we can think of a more interesting topic, maybe we can pull it off.

    By the way, does anyone know if it’s possible to have a picture up on your Blogger profile, but NOT have it show up as an avatar in comments?

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