Sunday, January 11, 2015

At the center of culture means...

Another legal battle generated from the value of comics. Despite the settlement with the Kirby estate, I'm willing to bet we will see more of these cases as creators from the 1960s and 1970s start to press for greater compensation.

Legal Family Fight Over Millions Left By DC Comics Founder, Jacob Liebowitz - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cosplay & U

  There has been a great deal of debate recently about the impact of cosplay on comics. This video hammers home the points made by Rob Salkowitz and Tim Beyers about the impact of cosplay.  Thousands of hours to design and construct these costume demands the fans go to conventions to interact with fellow geeks. The net result is a revenue engine driven by fans for fans.  Cosplay adds something to the conventions that corporation cannot control, but arguably benefit from...passion.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dynamic characters or dynamic times?

At the core of comic book superheroes current "moment" is a broader context culture. Check out Hybrid Graphic Space to see the contours of that landscape.