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January 1, 2013


50 Comics Positives In 2012: Foundational Alt-Comics Publishers, Generation Three

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It took years and years for some of us to grow accustomed to seeing foundational arts comics publishers like Drawn And Quarterly and Fantagraphics represented at shows by executive-level, post-founding hires like Peggy Burns and Eric Reynolds. 2012 was the first time I noticed such publishers at shows where their public face came from an even younger generation of invested employees. An infusion of career-minded, talented, hard-working young people at every company that can have them has to be good news, particularly as it comes during a time where those companies are as settled into a development path as they'll ever likely be -- it'll never be easy, but plans are made at least a season or two ahead, and people are willing to bet some element of their future lives on such companies being around at least a half-decade from now.
 
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