Monthly Archives: July 2004

Librarians Have Dough

My business strategy hero is Bill Barnes. His blog has made me a regular reader just to see where he’s going next. He’s managed to turn an online comic into a profitable business that not only makes money from book sales, but does very well with its merchandise too. He posted his readership numbers the other day and its truly incredible.

Who would have thought that librarians were such an underserve audience? Ok, I should have figured that one out. They are out there, they are having conventions, and they are hungry for moo cow tank tops. Bill just added a link to our site on his, and we are very, very happy about it.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Moore Offends and Comics Bore

For starters, proof once again that Michael Moore should be given credibility by no one. I hate phonies, don’t you? I have to admit I laughed a good long hearty one when I heard about this. He just can’t stop himself from hurting the ones he loves. After he was finished stepping all over Pete Townsend and taking advantage of Ray Bradbury, a personal hero of mine, he tries to makes Tom Daschle look like a weepy idiot. Good job, Michael, you’re a real class act.

Second, if newspaper strips haven’t already bored you away from them, read this article. It says all there it to say about the state they’re in. The interesting part; editors take no responsibility. Surprised? Be extra surprised at this fuzzy math: although there are fewer spaces for new strips than ever, submitted strips have more opportunities than ever. Having trouble figuring that one out? Join the club.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter