Cory sits down with Jeremy Rathbone of Saga of the Robovikings, which has a kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/67883267/saga-of-the-robovikings?ref=email
They discuss his work in comics, comic conventions, creating the art for the book, why everyone loves robots and much much more. Get to know Jeremy and learn about hsi artistic influences in this week’s interview.
Joe and Cory!! Continue to go through Previews as if they are placing an order for a comic shop, debating what to put on the shelf, discussing why shops order the way they do and other things, such as:
Dealing with DC
Variant covers from DC and how they can be almost impossible for shops to deal with.
Do we group books by Family and why?
The state of Vertigo
DC’s non-comics Direct Market items.
IDW and their odd media tie ins
MORE about variant covers
Knowing your customers
All of the, the usual shenanigans and the proverbial Much Much more!
A follow up to Episode #150 – Joe and Cory!! go through the most recent Previews as if they were ordering comics for a modern comic shop. They go through how they would decide what to order, what role history has in orders and how comic shop owners decide what to order and how MUCH to order! They also discuss:
Budgeting and different ways a comic shop can set their product costs
Dealing with Adult Comics
How to order Previews magazine for the shop
What to do with mini-series issues that didn’t sell.
Why does store inventory cost a shop money
Their thoughts on Elfquest
Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Birthday party
All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!
In this episode, Cory interviews web comics artist Jin Wicked. They discuss her two comics strips, the business of webcomic strips, hr art process and much more! You can see her art at http://comics.jinwicked.com/
Cory and Joe both were too busy to go through Previews for their “What would you order!” episode, so instead, they go back to 1996 to go through an August invoice and discuss the comics that came out that month as well as stories about the comics discussed. Some of the things that come up are:
Mail order companies that fed off of the investment craze
Cory’s feelings toward Image at the time
A Spider-Man intercompany crossover Cory doesn’t remember at ALL
DC’s Helix line
A discussion of Milestone comics
A discussion of DC’s Hitman series
Joe and Cory spitball the greatest comic book team up in history!