LA Times claims comic book funk
In an op-ed piece in today’s Los Angeles Times, Tim Cavanaugh traces the disconnect between comic book’s influence on mass media and comic book’s actual sales. He starts out on this up-beat note: "Dying media don’t come much dying-er than monthly comic books."
He goes on to decry the "cloying, creepy, did-I-accidentally-enter-a-porn-shop vibe" of many comic book stores, and the cautiousness of most publishers. He talks to Tom Spurgeon and Peter Bagge.
Like so many others, Cavanauagh suggests that the web may be the solution. Stay tuned.