Sunday, August 10, 2008

10.0 UK Comics

Just a few quick thoughts on UK Comics. The Tom & Jerry comic was a hoot, aimed entirely at Kindergarteners, with coloring pages, etc. I would love it if American comics tried a little of that.

The Simpsons comics were American comics reproduced at larger, magazine size, with again a wee bit of activity pages and page after page of kids' letters.

And here's the kicker: I found these comics at WH Smith, at Borders, at the newsstand with the overpriced aspiring to gouge the tourists, at the convenience shops. Everywhere except the comic shop.

Mass-market comics would be an amazing step forward in the US. Is this model possible for us?

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