Off Panel #31: Ebbs and Flows with Brian Hibbs

The long time retailer talks how his shop is doing and the industry from his perspective

Comic retailer Brian Hibbs joins Off Panel this week to talk about his year at his shops Comix Experience and Comix Experience Outpost in San Francisco as a follow-up to our retailer year in review piece. Hibbs talks what 2015 was like for him, how his shops are evolving, the importance (or lack thereof) of pricing, the downturn of DC, Marvel’s mistakes, the value of handselling, the difference between his shops, whether or not there are too many comics today, his shop’s graphic novel club, and much more.

You can find Brian on Twitter and his site. Make sure to visit his shops, Comix Experience and Comix Experience Outpost, when you’re in the San Francisco area.

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Header image is a shot of Comix Experience from this Newsarama article. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).