The best way to succeed in the direct market isn’t by finding new readers; it’s by selling more to existing ones. That feels like a problem.
On marketing in the direct market, and why it might be time to rethink how it’s being done.
A new column debuts, as I try to determine the biggest winner from the seminal Daredevil story.
Lunar and UCS are DC's single issue distributors of choice now. How's that working out?
A look at the greatest gift of DCeased, and how the team behind it turned a familiar idea into a potential future for superhero comics.
X of Swords is an interesting test case for the impact of larger, multi-title stories. But does the past suggest it will make or break the X-Men line?
On the rise of creator collectives at conventions, what's driving that trend, and how the pandemic is affecting those groups
A look at “real people in superhero universe” stories and how they twist the classic wish fulfillment fantasy.
DC risked a lot by going rogue with new distribution partners. Was the move worth it?
A look at the current state of the direct market, and its resistance to change in certain corners
The world is in crisis, and with that comes an impact on the comic industry. That impact is explored here.
On the stunning success of the digital comics giant and what's leading the way for the platform.
Dan DiDio is out at DC, so it's time look back at his time in charge.
Was 2019 being the year of the mini-series a random blip or a sign of real change?
I'm now accepting questions for the latest Mailbag Q&A. Let's get weird.
With the arrival of the title's final issue, I rank each of the title's arcs, from still enjoyable to most enjoyable
The writer and artist for comics like Moon Knight, Injection, Savage Town and more gives us a look inside his world this week
Artist Dan Mora discusses his work in his hit BOOM! Studios series, Once & Future
The direct market has a quiet problem limiting its potential, but it might be a solvable one if everyone can just agree on a few things along the way
The writer of Isola and Robotech Remix discusses the comics that made him, his workspace, Batman's dining habits, and more
The writer of Livewire and the upcoming Morbius shares the comics they love, are inspired by and more
SKTCHD subscribers asked a whole lot of questions and I answered them in this month's Mailbag
And all I got for it was a fun time and interesting perspective on comic fans
Retailers from around the globe share how the world of comic shops has been this year
The artist of Curse Words joined me to open some old Marvel cards and discuss the absurdity within his pack
The comics internet can be an ugly, negative place. Today, we look at someone who does what he can to make it a bit better (and maybe weirder).
A sound designer takes on one of the more notably weird sound effects from comic book history
I take a look at how The Walking Dead ended through the prism of how it lived
The editor of Skybound/Image's Assassin Nation walks us through the role of an editor
Our week long look at the making of Assassin Nation continues with an interview with the title's letterer
Have any questions for yours truly? Now's your chance!
We're spending the 4th of July week with the team behind the brilliant Image/Skybound series
Okay, it definitely isn't, but it's a list of my ten favorites
DC's surprising restructuring of its line is analyzed
We talk with The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh about The Avengers questionable baseball decisions in West Coast Avengers Annual #2
The writer/artist behind the upcoming Triage is up next in our card-based video series
A quartet of X-Men fans develop what Hickman's X-Men line could look like, fantasy draft style
Skybound's Sr. Vice President, Business Development joins to open some old cards and discuss them in our video series
I answer a ton of questions from SKTCHD subscribers and beyond in the site's first Mailbag Q&A
Although I Reserve the Right to Change My Mind
The writer of Daredevil, Spider-Man Life Story and more joins to open a pack of old Marvel trading cards and discuss what we find
We talk with an expert about how bad of a decision Frank Castle was making on the cover to 1987's The Punisher #1
The woman behind The Beat joins to open some cards and talk about old favorites
Our video series where comic creators open old Marvel Universe trading cards and chat about them kicks off here
Out with the old comic site, in with the…slightly different version of the old comic site
The Marvel editor joins the show to talk his role at the House of Ideas
The owner of Dublin's Big Bang Comics talks Sabretooth and the world of comics retail
The writer talks his upcoming Stela comic
Off Panel turns 50 and the show's most frequent guest joins to celebrate
We talk ComiXology Unlimited with the digital comic giant's CEO
The East of West artist talks the book and the new creator-centric grant he's working on
The cartoonist talks his upcoming fantasy title at Oni Press
The I Hate Fairyland cartoonist talks his work, comics and what's next
Read our extended chat with the art giant about his new book with Mark Millar
The Deadly Class artist talks his craft and process
The superstar artist joins the show to talk her work on Saga, Archie and more
The Eisner nominations are out and we have thoughts - nine of them
Looking at how a trip to Emerald City ComiCon changed one perspective on cosplay forever
The comic writer launched a new Kickstarter today, and we talk with him about it
The superstar writer joins the show to talk East of West, The Black Monday Murders and more
We look at two of the biggest charities in comics and their impact
The comic art newcomer dishes on the craft behind his new Z2 Comics series
Our podcast talks DC Rebirth and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
The artist of the upcoming Image Comics title talks his art and craft
The Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat writer joins the show to talk her work and The Valkyries
We review the BOOM! Studios series after the close of its second mini
The Spanish artist talks his craft and path to the American market
The former podcast co-hosts fantasy draft DC's big relaunch
A look at the greatest clash in Big Two history and how they became one, if only for a week
The frequent Marvel cover artist and illustrator talks his work
The Power Man and Iron Fist artist joins the show to talk his art
DC's Rebirth plan has been revealed. How does it stack up in the eyes of comic shops?
The artist and co-creator of The Private Eye and Barrier talks his work
We share comic publishers' quotes in full from yesterday's longform
The maestro of Bleeding Cool talks his story, reporting, DC Rebirth and more
We take a deep look at the merits and position of variant covers in today's industry
The artist of The Fix and Superior Foes of Spider-Man talks art and humor
The gifted artist lets us know how she creates the magic in the pages of her Image Comics hit
We dig into the first volume of Paper Girls in a longform review
The Shutter team talks their book, collaboration and more
The man behind Big Bang Comics in Dublin shares insight into how you, a creator, can better sell your work
The Southern Bastards artist and Spider-Gwen writer talks his work on this week's podcast
The Lazarus artist talks his process and the creator-owned experience
The Deadly Class artist talks his art and process
A retailer from California shares the trends and story of his shop's 2015
The long time retailer talks how his shop is doing and the industry from his perspective
The Injection artist joins the show to talk what's next for his book
The Chicago retailer shares what sold for them in trades and graphic novels in 2015
We kick off the year by sharing why it's a great time to be a comic fan
All of our favorite comics of the year, reformatted into one convenient - and super long! - article
The musician joins Off Panel to talk comics, cons and live music
The former SKTCHD Out co-host joins for a year in review episode
What new - or new to SKTCHD - creators blew us away this year? Find out here.
What's new? What has creators excited from 2015? Find out here
The artist talks building the reality of his new Vertigo title
Comic creators talk the peers whose work they admired in 2015
Our End of the Year wrap-up kicks off today with a look at creators' favorite comics of 2015
The longtime journalist joins to talk comics culture and her career to-date
The artist of the Image Comics series talks his art and process
How my comic shop got out of the book selling business and into the community building business
The Wild's End artist shares the story behind his work
A comic shop shares its most pulled titles of October
The I Kill Giants and Spider-Man/Deadpool writer talks shop in this week's podcast
The phenomenal cartoonist talks his new graphic novel at Dark Horse Comics
The artist of Image's latest hit talks collaboration and creative freedom
We look at how new consumer mentalities are impacting comics
Image's Director of Sales joins Off Panel to talk retailer outreach and more
Two artists talk diversity and representation in comics in this week's podcast
In the first edition of The Retailer Report, an Eisner winning retailer talks Batman Day
The Oni Press EIC talks his gig, line and the NBA
We reveal the identity of Image's secret villain
In 2015, what have comic creators had to do make letters columns relevant again?
The Grantland writer joins the show to talk comics at the intersection of hoops
The writer of Rumble talks collaboration and creator-owned
Talking the art and influences of a top Image title with its artist and co-creator
The superstar artist talks his Image title, sandwiches, Star Trek, favorite cons and much more
The creators of the new IDW comic talk the trials and tribulations of their book
If creator-owned is the new endgame, what does that mean for Marvel and DC?
The cover artist of the upcoming Sheriff of Babylon talks about his art
The I Hate Fairyland creator talks the move to creator-owned
The artist and co-creator of the upcoming Plutona with Jeff Lemire joins the show this week
The artist of The Autumnlands pulls back the curtain on how he brings the story to life
The Invincible Iron Man artist talks his new book, digital art, and much more
We look at the new Fantastic Four and what it says about our relationship with comic adaptations
The Chew artist tells us about his new website and saying goodbye to his book
The writer of Shutter joins the show to talk all things comics
We review Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham's oversized conclusion to their long-running Vertigo title
We talk the recent graphic novel with the Ignatz Award winning cartoonist
Archie's marketing and PR guy joins the show to talk their recent big changes
The growth of graphic novels despite a greater focus on floppies is analyzed
We rank the cast of Naoki Urasawa's classic manga series
The co-owner of an Eisner winning comic shop joins to talk the world of comic retail
The comic industry is in a boom period. Are retailers seeing similar results?