Monday, September 29, 2014

Its in the Funny Pages (comic growth)

Over at IcV2 we are hearing rumors that the comic market is growing. Up quite a bit, 22% in the last year, from 715 to 870 million. That is up quite a bit. TLG Is up more than that so I don't doubt the number. I think the entertainment market has in general been climbing back up in the past few years.

The article mentions the increase in children's graphic novels and the more women in the market place. They don't give any stats, and thought I don't doubt the information, I would really like to see what the stats are on new buyers below the age of 15. That is really indicative of what to expect in the future.

And that brings us to the importance of the long term trend. If last year's sales were down below average that growth isn't that impressive, its just correcting itself to where it was...though I do not believe this is the case.

The article mentions an upcoming conference for publishers and retailers to learn more about these trends. It will be interesting to see what comes of it.

The above is Jill Pantozzi from TheNerdyBird.Com

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