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And I'm sitting here looking at these things, imagining a comic of this size that has a matte cover like the CD, perhaps even has no art at all on the cover like this CD, just a diagram or two, sleeve notes on the front and back. Because it's gotten stuck in my head that perhaps the 2.99 comic -- probably the comics single itself, eventually -- is going to become a niche, fetish object. So why not embrace that? Hell, why not embrace all the experiments we've done in things like cover design and backmatter and go the whole hog, package visual narrative fiction like modern experimental design objects. The comics single as Cultural Unit. - Warren on Bad Signal earlier
Many retailers loathed it.
We'd like it to be EASIER for you to buy comics... It's a stance that's attractive to some publishers.
And, ultimately, if a real breakpoint does approach, some creators are only going to go with the publishers flexible enough to entertain these ideas.
There's a lot of us who've been inserting ideas from "the outside world" (which, given some of the people in comics, is often how we think of it) into comics for years.
I don't think that reverting to cottage industry is the solution.
Odd page size, +/- 22 pages, designed to the hilt, variable price point, etc... It's what I'm doing in the back half of the year.
after I attempt to convince a publisher that a certain cover should be nothing but Futura Bold on a cream matte stock