Thursday, 28 June 2018

CYBERFROG RAISES A THIRD OF A MILLION DOLLARS IN PRESALES WHILE SJW COMICS COLLAPSE (ComicArtistPro Secrets)




Ethan Van Sciver is pointing out that a lot of comic book stores have closed down because of the unsellable comics being offered by major brands. While this is true to a degree, a bigger factor is likely the fact that the US never really recovered from the 2008 recession/collapse. Many thousands of retail stores closed throughout the country, and more are still closing (think Toys R Us).

The central problem is that the US outsourced its wealth and jobs generating industries overseas. After the stock market and housing bubble economy collapsed in 2008 there was no robust grass roots recovery. We largely witnessed what the mainstream press called a "jobless recovery" in stock prices. Without enough jobs less people end up buying comics or other goods. Overall demand is down.

Furthermore there has been a culture change brought on by technology. Most young people are obsessed with what can be made available on their phones or iPads rather than physical objects - such as toys or books. If books or comics can be downloaded cheaply then the modern person will use that medium. The fact that the quality of the comics has dropped, with in-your-face SJW messaging, has compounded this situation.

Related:

JAWBREAKERS Artist Jon Malin Teaches SJW Comic Pros How To SELL Comics By Not Being Toxic To Fans (Diversity & Comics)


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, June 28th, 2018.]

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