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.
But, seriously, potential sponsors of the site, email me! Get in early before the readers show up and I can give you a great rate!
In the interests of transparency and honesty, I want to give you the impressive stats behind the popularity of PipelineComics.com.
It averages 150 – 200 hits a day, about 15 of which are probably me.
But I had thousands of people who read Pipeline Commentary and Review column every week for the last 17 years, so I’m hoping a few of them realize Pipeline isn’t there anymore and follow me here. (Or to ComicBook.com, where I write every Tuesday.) It might take an unusually large Facebook Ads campaign to pull that off, though.
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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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…