Behind the Curtain: Gathering the Troops

If 2009 was Comic Related’s biggest year in terms of coverage and numbers, 2010 had to be our biggest year in terms of support. As detailed in the last installment, our numbers skyrocketed in 2009. And though they fell off a bit, they were still really good by the end of the year. And now, we were really making our presence known. In 2010, CR hit 13 conventions, including New York Comic Con. We didn’t make it back to SDCC that year, but we did have correspondent coverage. And we…

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Behind the Curtain: Comic Related Explodes!

2009 was a banner year for Comic Related. We were firing on all cylinders, and everything was falling right into place. We were rocking coverage harder than we ever had, and it was starting to pay off. 2009 was also the first year I did the full convention season run with CR, or at least a good chunk of it. We’ve vastly increased the amount of cons we go to each year, which is a big part of running a comic news site. But in 2009, we did cover a…

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Behind the Curtain: Tales of Wonder

Last week, we left off with me about to create my own site with the help of a benefactor and some staff. We were going to do great things. Then I got an email. There was a website that had contacted me once when I still worked for SBC. They had wanted me to do content for their site too, but everything I did for their site would be exclusive to their site. I said I was interested, but they never got back to me. Six months later, as SBC…

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Behind the Curtain: Absolute Edition

As things with Silver Bullet Comics started to settle down and fade away, I found myself at a loss for what to do next. I had just spent the last year and a half working from home on a comic news website. I was bringing in some money doing lettering, of course, but not enough to sustain myself at the time. So I had to do something. Luckily, a friend and former colleague brought an idea to mind and pushed me in that direction: my own comic news website! I…

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Behind the Curtain: Silver Bullet Comics Part 1

The details are a little foggy, but at some point, Comic Avalanche started to fade away into obscurity. Writers left for other sites, or to work on their comic projects, and I got very busy with my growing lettering work. Bryan had other interests he was tending to as well, and eventually the site just went dead and withered away. About mid 2006, I stumbled across an ad looking for an editor for another comic news site, a more prominent one. One that was offering a paid position for press…

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