Monday, July 31, 2017

The UK comics industry today

John Freeman has worked as a writer and editor in British comics for over 30 years so he knows his stuff! Today, in response to a recent discussion on social media about the UK comics industry, John has posted a long and thoughtful article on his Down the Tubes blog. It's essential reading for anyone interested in comics, and should be of particular interest to those who need to know more about the workings of the industry and how it's evolved. Hop over there and enjoy...
http://downthetubes.net/?p=39393

2 comments:

Robert Carnegie said...

Comment through Facebook? Ugh.

I can't remember the last time I -wasn't- told that the price of a comic went up because of the cost of the paper. Hypothetically, the creators also have increased cost of living. Well, actually. But does it matter?... However - paper and printing are more expensive but they're also a lot better quality. The old days of printing monochrome comics pages in between runs of newspapers - which have problems of their own these days - meant inky fingers for readers. You couldn't even count on paper being white...

Lew Stringer said...

Actually, the page rates in British comics have been frozen for years so we're not responsible for the rise in cover prices. It really is down to printing and distribution, and retail charges.

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