According to a recent telephone interview for Montreal’s The Star, famed artist Tim Sales said that “comics themselves are finding it increasingly hard to stay alive. Sales is known for working closely with Jeph Loeb. His work can be seen as Isaac Mendez’s artwork in NBC’s canceled show, Heroes.
Sales continue to say that comics are facing the same challenges as mainstream media who see eyeballs gravitating from the printed page to the Internet. Interestingly enough, Hollywood has had a long string of successful comic book-based movies in the last decade including Batman Begins, Superman Returns, Iron Man,Spider-Man and Kick-Ass.
Read the rest of the interview here.
What do you think? Are comic books dying? Will they no longer be available in print? Are other media outlets such as ebooks and webcomics the next phase for comic books?