Last year I wrote that the Android was giving comic books a chance with its Droid Comic Viewer app. Now, according to PCMag.com, Amazon updated its Kindle for Android app on Thursday, adding more support for graphic novels, comic books, and children’s illustrated stories.
Here’s the PCMag scoop:
The actual collector didn’t get $3.5 million because the collection was sold well after his death in 1994. However, his great nephew discovered the stack and had it appraised. Good move. So if you love collecting comic books, put a little faith into your hobby as it may be worth something someday. Below is the full story from the Associated Press.
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DALLAS (AP) — Billy Wright plunked down dime after dime forcomic books while growing up in the late 1930s and early 1940s, caring for the collection he started around the age of 9 until his death more than half a century later. On Wednesday, most of thatcollection sold for a whopping $3.5 million.
Wright’s 345 comics, nearly all of which were published from 1936 through 1941, included many of the most prized issues ever, including Detective Comics No. 27, which features the debut of Batman, and Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman’s first appears.
In the past week the comic book industry has been abuzz with the recent outcome of the Gary Friedrich, co-creator of Ghost Rider, and Marvel/Disney. Many of you have expressed your anger and unjust treatment to Gary due to the court’s ruling. However, I’m not writing this blog to express who was right or wrong in the case. The truth is both parties could have done things differently. However, it is up to us to EDUCATE OURSELVES AND LEARN FROM CASES LIKE THESE.
In order to understand why things happen, we need to clearly state some facts. Here’s a short summary in chronological of key points in this case:
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The world changed on October 5, 2011 when Steve Jobs passed away due to pancreatic cancer. The entire world is mourning the lost of someone who truly changed the world by creating art through technology. Today, artists from all over the globe pay their respects to a legend.
Unthinkable by Joe Petruccio
Just last week comic book letterer and creator Jaymes Reed asked me how he can market his latest COMIC series, a collection of comic books produced by Bluewater Productions that illustrates the life stories stand-ups, sitcom stars and comedians who have made a huge impact on popular culture such as George Carlin , Lucy Ball and The Three Stooges. I told him about one of my favorite marketing tactics for such projects – trailers. Who says trailers are only for movies, right?
Well, in a few days, Jaymes had a few trailers. First, I must say I was very impressed that he was able to pull this together very quickly. Not only did he have a lightening fast turnaround, the quality of it is very impressive. Quite frankly, there are a few things people can learn from these trailers. Continue reading
I’m glad I’m not the only who stresses that it is very important to market your comic book once it is completed. Just because the creative part of the project is over, that doesn’t mean that you are done. As a matter of fact, the real work still lies ahead of you.
In order to get sales, people need to know who you are and in order for that to happen, you need to get your name out there. Today I am across this video. Great tips for those who need a few creative ideas on how to market your comics.