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Contact Tom Spurgeon
Comics Fans and Readers:
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All e-mails to
firstname.lastname@example.org will be considered as intended
for publication unless otherwise noted.
Comics Companies and Creators:
Send Tom Comics for
I'm happy to take comics any way you'd like to send them. I'm happy
with PDFs; I prefer hard copies. I can work from Xeroxes; I prefer the
actual books. I'm happy to download material if I'm given explicit instructions on how to do so.
Let me be clear yet hopefully respectful: You don't need to ask my permission
or solicit my okay to send me comics. That's what I'm here for. I welcome any and
all expressions of comics or representations of same. In that
spirit, I don't want to dialogue with you about potential reviews. That is a waste of time for
both of us and if I feel I'm being worked, i'm no longer able to review the work fairly. I'm also not a mailing service. If you want to know if I received something,
send it media rate with delivery confirmation. (There are certainly exceptions, such as really
expensive books or something I requested.) We're all professionals here.
Trust me to do my job and I'll trust you to do yours. I want to spend that
time on the reviewing of your great comics.
Publicists and Creators:
Send Tom News of Forthcoming
Releases and Significant Events
If it helps you coordinate your coverage, CR
posts its major
interviews on Sunday, mentions of fundraisers and crowd-funding opportunities
on Monday, publishing news on Tuesday, a piece on that week's comics
releases to the Direct Market on Wednesday, a column on convention
news on Thursday and web/digital news on Friday.
If you want to embargo a news story, I'm happy to listen, but please arrange it
in advance as opposed to just declaring something embargoed. It's not really
embargoed until I agree that it is, and I'm happy to publish anything I did
not agree to embargo.
Please remember that the primary driver for CR
is its image-driven link
blog. If you're not sending a link to something, you may not receive coverage.
If you're not sending or otherwise making accessible an image, you may not receive
Editors and Publishers:
Hire Tom to Write for You
I'm really not as bad as this crabby post makes me sound.
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