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Return of the Knave
Drink It Black
Monday, 31 July 2006
Slick
There are magazines about comics and there are comics in magazine format, but in what ways are comics like magazines in general? Far from being narrow and fan-based, magazines cover everything from psychology to sheep farming but specialist publications usually take the form of trade and professional journals, and are available on subscription. Of course, this was not always available. The newstand won't cater to readerships below a certain size but neither are they all general interest. Apart from those glossies catering to: one also has to consider the groupings that are common to any larger newsagent: Comics have moved toward artful covers but they once bore catchy titles and descriptions to hook the reader in. Publishing history has seen an uneven attribution of bylines in both media. Advertising has long featured and you do sometimes get an editorial and a letters page

Posted by berko_wills at 4:01 PM NZT
Updated: Tuesday, 1 August 2006 4:15 PM NZT
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