I'm a hypocrite.
Readers are locked into their comfortable consumption habits.
Press doesn't live up to the weight of their responsibility, and aren't doing enough to be champions of our industry.
One of the biggest problems creators face in trying to get the word out about their projects is that there are a lot of other creators working to do the same exact thing. This "noise" is something every creator, new or established, has to deal with.
For years the world of creating comics was, largely, a gated community. Anybody who wanted in had to be approved by the gatekeeper - the editors that made up the staff of the various comics companies.
This week I wanted to get more specific and identify discrete problems - and the possible opportunities therein - that we're facing.
The idea isn't to be negative about the industry, but to take the first step toward addressing the issues by exposing the problems.