Friday, October 14, 2016

Bill Jemas does his Double Take

Bill Jemas of Double Take Comics

Bill Jemas has been around the block a few times: He's been a Wall Street lawyer, an executive for the NBA, and the CEO and publisher at Marvel Comics.

And he's now back in the publishing game with Double Take Comics, the publishing imprint from video game publisher Take Two Interactive.

Jemas has learned many lessons, and he shares the good and the bad over at icv2.

Jim McLauchlin

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mike Wellman at The Comic Bug on honesty, theft, and more

Mike Wellman, co-owner of The Comic Bug

Mike Wellman got into comic retailing—go figure!—by being honest. Since then, he's opened his own business, dealt with theft, and learned when to keep his opinions to himself. Read all about it here at

Jim McLauchlin

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Comic Con, By the Numbers

Graphic by Zachary A. Pennington

The Long Beach Comic Con takes you behind the scenes into their numbers. They see what the fans want, and try to build the perfect event. The full deal over at Newsarama.

Jim McLauchlin

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Chuck Klosterman on "But What If We're Wrong?"

Yes, the front cover is upside-down.

How will we view the world of today from 200, 300 or even more years in the future?

That's the question posed by Chuck Klosterman in But What If We're Wrong?, his newest book form Blue Rider Press. Part of the book centers on the fact that, well…we're always wrong, even when we're sure we're right. There are also entries on football, democracy, literature, and how we might all be video game characters in a highly, highly sophisticated simulation.

You can read all about it over at LiveScience.

Jim McLauchlin

Monday, August 1, 2016

Comic pros on comic stores

Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner (photo courtesy Palmiotti)

So what do comic book writers and artists think of comic book stores? Glad you asked.

The answers are at, where Dan Jurgens, Mike Mayhew, Greg Pak and Jimmy Palmiotti all weigh in on what makes stores great…and not-so-great.

Check it out!

Jim McLauchlin

Emerald City Comics in Clearwater, FL

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The man who buys comics 100,000 at a time

Todd McDevitt, photo courtesy New Dimension Comics

Who buys comic books 100,000 at a time and doesn't blink? Todd McDevitt, that's who. Read all about him and his crazy-cool comic store operation over at icv2.

Jim McLauchlin

Monday, June 20, 2016

Building a business from age 22

Photo courtesy Peter Dixon

Peter Dixon of Paradise Comics in Toronto has made comic book retail his career and has operated a store, ran conventions, developed product and brokered deals. Find out what he's learned in 20+ years in the biz here at icv2.

Jim McLauchlin