Monthly Archives: July 2012

Comic-Con 2012: Endless Summer is Here! Is Winter Coming?

For the past two weeks, people have been asking me what I thought of this year’s Comic-Con. It’s a reasonable question, but each time I’m asked, I have a harder and harder time coming up with a coherent answer. I … Continue reading

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New iPad Zine Covers Digital Comics Scene

Panel Nine Publishing just launched Infinity, a free publication on digital comics distributed exclusively via Apple’s Newsstand for iPad. The first issue features a roundup of the last few months of notable news on the digital scene, including coverage of … Continue reading

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Are Digital Comics Expanding the Market?

comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John Roberts discuss digital comics at Comic-Con On Friday at Comic-Con, I moderated a panel called “Are Digital Comics Expanding the Market?” with David Steinberger and John Roberts of comiXology, Mike Richardson of Dark Horse, … Continue reading

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Comic Book Entrepreneurs

At the recent Comic-Con, I was pleased to moderate a panel showcasing four groundbreaking entrepreneurs who launched successful businesses in the comics/pop culture space: David Steinberger (co-founder, ComiXology), Mike Richardson (publisher, Dark Horse Comics), Peter Levin (CEO, Nerdist Industries), and … Continue reading

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The Third Degree

If comics ever needed a Bar exam or a citizenship test to administer to folks in the industry, they should get Tom Spurgeon to write it. Tom is not only one of the best journalists in comics, he’s one of … Continue reading

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Madefire Launches High-End Digital Motion Book Platform

Madefire generated some heat last week, launching its digital motion books platform with an eye-popping assortment of high-end content from creators like Dave Gibbons and company co-founders Ben Wolstenholme and Liam Sharp. In my conversation with the founders last week, … Continue reading

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Press Contact Info

My awesome publicist at McGraw-Hill, Ann Pryor, is taking a much-earned break over the July 4th holiday. Any press folks trying to reach me for Con-related matters, please email me directly at rob (at) robsalkowitz.com as well as through McGraw-Hill … Continue reading

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Video from University Bookstore Reading

Courtesy of my colleagues at the University of Washington MCDM program and their awesome, supreme blog Flip the Media, here’s the video of my reading event last Thursday at University Books in Seattle. It’s embedded in a pretty sweet review … Continue reading

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Countdown to SDCC Begins

We are now in July and officially within sight of the start of Comic-Con International: San Diego (it kicks off this year with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 11). The official schedule for all four days of programming is now … Continue reading

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