Eric Stephenson posted this open letter on Image Comics website today. In this time of crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we applaud this sense of community. The comics community is supported by a very fragile financial infrastructure. We are also concerned like Mr. Stephenson about its future.
When you’re younger, you don’t think about being old enough to tell “I remember when…” stories, but for most of us that day inevitably arrives.
Today, I’m remembering when there were no comic book stores.
Finding comics back then could be a real challenge.
Finding them today, though, without the efforts of the Direct Market to evangelize on behalf of our industry to readers everywhere would be next to impossible. Continue reading “An Open Letter to Comic Book Publishers from Eric Stephenson of Image Comics”