All the Mike that’s fit to print.

§ May 6th, 2020 § Filed under self-promotion § 5 Comments

Short post today (no, honestly, it’s going to be a short one) but I’ll give you plenty to read regardless, if you’re so inclined. I was interviewed for The Comics Journal regarding the state of my store and the comics industry in general during the current virus crisis. And when the interviewer says things were “edited for clarity,” I can only imagine what the poor guy had to do to turn my word salad into something readable by humans.

It was really exciting to be straight up interviewed for The Comics Journal (as well as being featured on the front page…remind me to screencap that before it goes away). I was a big fan of the original iteration of the print magazine (and still have my run starting in the 30s and running all the way to 300), and this website’s success owes a lot to the old Journalista news/link blog pointing people my way on a fairly regular basis early in Progressive Ruin’s existence. Glad to be at least a tiny part of this magazine’s storied history.

Anyway, between this and the New York Times interview, I’m all set to speak to even more outlets about this industry. …Someone get Cat Fancy on the phone!

5 Responses to “All the Mike that’s fit to print.”

  • Thom H. says:

    Great interview! It hadn’t occurred to me before, but switching to Lunar for some of your comics shipment might mean fewer damages and mistakes every week. And with some competition, Diamond might have to up their game, too. Wouldn’t that be a great unintended consequence of the shutdown?

  • Jim Kosmicki says:

    The readers of Horse & Hound will be delighted. (obligatory Notting Hill reference)

  • Jim Kosmicki says:

    similarly to you – my first TCJ was also in the 30’s and I still subscribe to the new book version – which is very reminiscent of the academic journals that they’ve always modeled themselves after. I learned so much about what comics could be from this mag, but my interests and theirs don’t mesh very well anymore.

  • Eric L says:

    I know they’ll do the occasional Comics Journal Library, but I feel like there’s a lot of money to be made from all the interviews Comics Journal has done over the years.

  • Casie says:

    That’s so excellent, Mike! Not surprised though.
    Hope all is well! Health, eyes and comics!

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