2008 Year in Review with Tom Spurgeon Pt. 2 [of 2]

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For those expecting the tone to lighten in the second part of our discussion with The Comics Reporter’s Tom Spurgeon, you’re clearly reading the wrong year in review. At the tail end of 2008, few if any topics matter quite as much as the economy, especially for those fields concerned with product production, which, as much as we’d like to think of ourselves creating art for art’s sake, most certainly includes the world of comics. The discussion of the economic fallout on the comics industry continues well into the second part of our interview.

However, the latter half of the second part does take a turn for the—if not positive—then at least less negative, with a discussion of the industry’s future, as it pertains to online distribution, a topic of conversation that’s becoming even more key to the survival of the industry, as the production of a physical product becomes even less economically sound.

[Part One]

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