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January 7, 2019

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

image* Edwin Turner on The Labyrinth. Rob Clough on a group of CCS-related cartoonists. Todd Klein on Edgar Allan Poe's Snifter Of Terror #1.

* I've received a few e-mails about this Phil Boyle column on a combination of survival strategies and suggestions for same from other in terms of negotiating an increasingly byzantine and self-defeating comics-ordering landscape. I think there's an enormous amount of pressure on certain elements of the comics community to meet specific goals, and for years this has set up a tremendous imbalance in the marketplace. I don't see a way to walk all of it back when the basic situations facing these actors differ so strongly. It is refreshing to hear some plain talk about how certain strategies just may no longer be supportable on any level. It feels like we're near a cyclical low point and it should be interest to see how long comics stay there, how long certain models can remain viable.

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* finally: I almost missed this, but Sarah Gaydos has assumed Editor-In-Chief responsibilities at Oni Press, having joined them less than a year ago most recently in charge licensed material. She is best known for a group editor stint at IDW. That's a quick rise for a company with Oni's relative stability, a sign they think very highly of their new EiC. We wish positive results for all involved.
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