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August '19 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #048

Comic Book Industry Round-Up for August 2019

Hello everyone! We're back with another Creator At Large All-Points Bulletin to help you keep up with all the news in the comic book industry so you can focus on everything else you already have to do.

As always we discuss the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through the major business news of the last month and try to get some useful takeaways from that news. Here's some of what we cover in this episode (fair warning, I rant a lot here!):

  • The relationship between the board game market & the comics market!

  • Lootcrate's Bankruptcy

  • Summarization & responses to a variety of Publisher interviews including Eric Stephenson (Image), Jim Lee + Dan Didio (DC), Mark Waid (Humanoids) & more!

  • How innovation occurs in comics

QUESTION: Are you tired of new superhero universes?


June/July '19 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #045

Comic Book Industry Round-Up for June/July 2019

Hello everyone! We're back with another Creator At Large All-Points Bulletin to help you keep up with all the news in the comic book industry so you can focus on everything else you already have to do.

As always we discuss the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through the major business news of the last month and try to get some useful takeaways from that news. Here's some of what we cover in this episode:

  • The challenges of unionizing in comics

  • Vertigo's Closure

  • DC's Reorganization

  • ComicHub & an overdue evolution of comic book retail

  • The ALA Graphic Novel Roundtable

  • & more... !

QUESTION: What are you most excited about in comics?


May '19 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #038

Comic Book Industry Round-Up for May 2019

Hello everyone! We're back with another Creator At Large All-Points Bulletin to help you keep up with all the news in the comic book industry so you can focus on everything else you already have to do.

As always we discuss the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through the major business news of the last month and try to get some useful takeaways from that news. Here's some of what we cover in this episode:

  • The state of comic distribution & retail

  • Baker & Taylor's cessation of wholesale distribution to retailers

  • The Oni + Lionforge merger

  • The indie mentality necessary to build a career in comics

  • One of the best ways to stay motivated over the long journey of creating comics

QUESTION: What do you make of the merger news?


April '19 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #034

Comic Book Industry Round-Up for April 2019

Hello everyone! We're back with another Creator At Large All-Points Bulletin of 2019 to help you keep up with all the news in the comic book industry so you can focus on everything else you already have to do.

As always we discuss the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through the major business news of the last month and try to get some useful takeaways from that news. Here's some of what we cover in this episode:

  • Recent investments in comic book businesses

  • Creating comics for IP's sake versus their own sake

  • One of the largest independent artistic successes of the modern era

  • Avengers Endgame & the role of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the comic industry

  • Some very cool personal career news!

QUESTION: Do you play D&D?


March '19 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #029

Comic Book Industry Round-Up for March 2019

Hello everyone! We're back with another Creator At Large All-Points Bulletin of 2019 to help you keep up with all the news in the comic book industry so you can focus on everything else you already have to do.

As always we discuss the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through the major business news of the last month and try to get some useful takeaways from that news. Here's some of what we cover in this episode:

  • Celebrating experimentation in the Comic Book Industry

  • The Controversy & Criticism around Patreon

  • Challenges of the Comic Retail Landscape

QUESTION: How often do you visit your local comic book shop?


February '19 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #025

Comic Book Industry Round-Up for February 2019

Hello everyone! We're back with another Creator At Large All-Points Bulletin of 2019 to help you keep up with all the news in the comic book industry so you can focus on everything else you already have to do.

As always we discuss the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through the major business news of the last month and try to get some useful takeaways from that news.

Here's some of what we cover in this episode:

  • IP Opportunities for your comics

  • SerialBox partnership with Marvel

  • Considering ComicsPRO and the state of comic book retail

  • Patreon's trials & tribulations

QUESTION: What is your favorite comic book shop?


January '19 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #021

Comic Book Industry Round-Up for January 2019

Hello everyone! We're back with another Creator At Large All-Points Bulletin of 2019 to help you keep up with all the news in the comic book industry so you can focus on everything else you already have to do.

As always we discuss the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through the major business news of the last month and try to get some useful takeaways from that news.

Here's some of what we cover in this episode:

  • The Prizes at Angouleme!

  • DC's Reorganization!

  • Robert Kirkman's Perspective on Creating & The State of the Industry

Sorry for missing last week's episode & turning this one in late! been a struggle between travel & being sick after. We're back on track now!

QUESTION: What do you do when you're sick?


December '18 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #017

Comic Book Industry Round-Up for December 2018

Happy New Year! Back again for another episode, the Creator At Large All-Points Bulletin is here to help you keep up with all the news in the comic book industry so you can focus on everything else you already have to do.

As always we discuss the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through the major business news of the last month and try to get some useful takeaways from that news.

Here's some of what we cover in our first episode of the year:

  • Reflecting on the recent interviews on the show with Spike Trotman & Karl Kerschl

  • Shonen Jump's massive news & the mechanics of comic book piracy

  • The rapid launch of TKO studios (+ an interview with the Editor-in-Chief!)

  • and some personal reflection and insights on the year that was & will be to help you develop your mindset to take 2019 by storm!

QUESTION: What's your number one goal for the year?


November '18 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #014

Comic Book Industry Round-Up for November 2018

It's hard to keep up with all the news in the comic book industry. Especially when you have to work on not only creating comics, but marketing yourself, or learning the business skills that are often necessary to being a successful creative professional.

To help address that, this is another edition of the Creator At Large All-points Bulletin! A monthly round-up of comic book industry news where I discuss the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through the major business of the last month. In these special episodes we also look back on the interviews that have been released in the previous month to consider some of the takeaways that can be pulled from them.

Things seem to be quieting down for the end of the year, but I hope I've made up for it with some deeper dives into November news.

Here's a sneak peak at some of what's covered in this episode:

  • The Riot Games & Marvel Partnership on League of Legends Comics

  • Lionforge's Layoffs

  • Cinedigm's purchase of ComicBlitz

  • and some personal reflection & insights on building a creative career pulled from a fun side project i haven't talked too much about before...

QUESTION: How do you measure your success in comics?


October '18 Comic Book Industry Round-Up - CAL #010

Keeping Up with the Comic Book Industry

It's so hard to keep up with all the news in the comic book industry. Especially when you have to work on not only creating comics, but marketing yourself, or learning the business skills that are often necessary to being a successful creative professional.

For that purpose I'm trying something a little new with the Creator At Large podcast. The first episode of every month will be a comic news round-up, looking back on the episodes published the previous month - to discuss them and consider some of the takeaways, and to talk about the changes actively shaping the comic book industry through major business news of the last month.

The first episode is up now, looking back on October. It even includes a mini-interview & the entire episode is much shorter than our usual episodes - which will hopefully make it simpler and easier for you to listen to and get caught up.

October was a very interesting month this year, so I hope you give this new kind of episode a shot.

Listen on iTunes

Listen on Stitcher

Listen on Spotify

QUESTION: What do you think of this new format of episode? Be honest! I want to improve it & make it as valuable for you as possible.