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New Ways Forward for Comic Book Specialty Market. Highlights from 13th annual ComicsPRO Comic Industry Conference. Optimism and shared risk are the common themes of conference.

Looking to spur new and sustainable growth in an under-performing comics specialty market, comics retailers, publishers, and distributors met in Charlotte, NC this past weekend for ComicsPRO’s 13th annual industry conference. “Comics retailers are sharing with us the feeling they are shouldering a lot of the risk in the industry…

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Joe Murray (Captain Blue Hen) elected to ComicsPRO’s Board of Directors; Jenn Haines (The Dragon) and Colin McMahon (Pittsburgh Comics) re-elected. New officers announced.

At the most recent ComicsPRO Comic Industry Meeting held this last weekend in Charlotte, NC, Comicspro members voted Joe Murray of Captain Blue Hen Comics onto the 7 member Board. The membership also re-elected Jenn Haines (The Dragon) and Colin McMahon (Pittsburgh Comics) to new 3 year terms. The Board…

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Full Text of Comic Industry Keynote Speech by Former Retailer and DC Exec Bob Wayne

Former retailer and DC Exec Bob Wayne gave the Keynote Speech at the Comic Industry Conference on February 22, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. Here is the full text of the speech.                                                                                          ©2019 Bob Wayne Good morning.  Thanks for inviting me to this year’s ComicsPRO meeting.  When I agreed to make your…

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ComicsPRO Industry Appreciation Awards to BOOM! Studios and Golden Apple founder Bill Liebowitz. Former retailer and DC Exec Bob Wayne delivers keynote on lessons learned and speaks with a call for inclusion

At this past week’s ComicsPRO Comics Industry Conference in Charlotte, the ComicsPRO Board of Directors and members recognized the BOOM! Studios Team and former comics retailer Bill Liebowitz of Golden Apple in Los Angeles for their work in being forward thinking innovators aimed at making the comic book direct market…

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