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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

"lazy shut-in"

If you, like me, love horror movies, then Final Girl Theory by A.C. Wise will unsettle you for several excellent reasons. It is a great, scary, story about obsession, entertainment and complicity. It is narrated by John Meagher over at Pseudopod, #287.
“The woman screams. The screen dissolves in a mass of spinning color, and the opening credits roll.
You know what the worst part is? The opening sequence has nothing to do with the rest of the film. It is what it is; it exists purely for its own sake.”

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Let's talk about subscriptions. If you make minis regularly or have any other kind of regular publishing schedule, please make a subscription option available. It helps lazy shut-ins like me get your comics when they come out AND you make more money upfront--all the better to plan your lavish vacations and yacht purchases with. Kus does it, Retrofit does it and Oily Comics has been talking about it. Who else?
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Dear comic book store guy,
When I come into your store, head straight for the mini comic section, pick out a few things and come to the register money in hand, do not tell me that you'd rather pay highX amount of dollars for the item that you have displayed on your counter, no matter how cool it is, than the regularX dollars for the comics I have chosen. I am standing at the register. I could still walk away. (I should have walked away).

You are not only drastically lowering my opinion of you, but you are insulting me, the work I am interested in, a genre that I love and your own store's selection. This does not make you seem cool or informed--it makes you seem like a preteen braggart all alone on the playground.

Best,
Carrie

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Here's a new creator-run one.
http://www.melindaboyce.com/subscription
Whatsamattah your wall??

Kelly said...

Just spotted:

http://doodleairlines.bigcartel.com/product/6-month-comics-subscription/

Kelly said...

Subscriptions appeal to my lazy side, but not to the side that trusts no one to follow through on promises, hates to lose money, and compulsively tracks open orders.

Carrie said...

Hmm, I guess I would only buy one from a group I trusted that had a track record of putting stuff out. But the whole pay once, mail for the rest of the year thing is irresistible to me.

Carrie said...

Oh, and, that's my wall being fixed. I haven't quite gotten the gumption to finish it up, but I will very soon. For now, it's simply a disapproving face by B's desk.

Kelly said...

Australian minicomic-of-the month subscription:
http://smallercomics.com/mcotm/

Kelly said...

Tom Humberstone talking about subscription model for serialized comic: http://ventedspleen.com/blog/2012/07/23/ellipsis-launch-and-subscription-models/

Carrie said...

Love you, librarian.

Everyone check out the Humberstone piece! Very, very interesting.