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THE HARD SELL

Over the last twenty years, we’ve seen the decline and near death of comics journalism.  “The Comics Journal” isn’t in print anymore.  Nor is “The Comics Buyer’s Guide.”  “Comics Scene” is a figment of Gen X’s imagination. “Hero Illustrated” and “Arena” and “Comics Now” are all gone, gone, gone.  Really, once “Wizard” closed, what hope was there for anyone?

As web-based comics journalism quickly turns into Entertainment Tonight, you’re only getting sadder that nobody talks about comics anymore.

I don’t want you to be sad.  I want to fix your sadness.  I want to write about comics.

Yes, it’s a crazy idea. My particular implementation of that goal is almost doomed to fail from the start.  But I like long odds.  I’m a patient man.

Bring. It. On.

Specialty Site: European Comics a.k.a. Bande dessinée

Starting at the beginning of 2017, I began to focus the site on the burgeoning European Comics market.  Thanks to the growth of digital comics distribution, it is at last financially viable to translate Franco-Belgian comics for English-speaking audiences.  There are some great ones out there — not just the classics like “Asterix” and “Lucky Luke,” but also more modern fare like “The Campbells” and “Ken Games.”

The game plan going into 2018 is to expand that content out beyond just reviews to more background material to help educate the growing readership of that material.

Site Stats

In the interests of transparency and honesty, I want to give you the impressive stats behind the popularity of PipelineComics.com.

There’s a core group of a couple hundred people who come here every day. The occasional popular article can hit a couple thousand additional readers in 24 hours when it hits right. One or twice a year, a piece will go viral and quadruple even that number.  It blows my mind when that happens.

Contact Augie

It’s fairly easy.  Send me an email or drop me a tweet.

I am available for podcasts, email/phone interviews, bar mitzvahs, 80s movie cast revivals, the works!  If you just want to talk about me and not to me, it’s spelled “Augie De Blieck Jr.” and pronounced /dih-BLEEK/

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Augie De Blieck Jr. self portrait

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Pipeline has a new home at PipelineComics.com

Pipeline has a new home at PipelineComics.com

The images are so big because (A) Retina Display iMacs and (B) all you print folks like large pixel counts. Because there are SO MANY print publications left in the comics universe…