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Elaine Lee

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10 Tips to Survive Kickstarting Your Book

(11) Comments | Posted April 20, 2013 | 11:07 AM

If you're doing it right, it's the toughest job you'll ever take on. You'll feel anxious, elated, irritated, grateful, frustrated, righteous and exhausted. You'll spend double shifts at the computer, Facebooking, Tweeting, sending out news releases and answering backer's queries. There will be hair pulling, interrupted by happiness dances. But...

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Comic Books (and Movies About Them) Aren't to Blame

(36) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 1:08 PM

In the wake of the "Batman Shootings" in Colorado, and the flurry of media pieces speculating on whether or not the alleged gunman's violent act was somehow inspired by the movie or comic book franchise, I feel the need to relate the following story:

Back in the spring of...

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Comics: From Web to Print

(12) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 3:50 PM

Back around the time I was pressed up against the stage at my first Led Zeppelin concert, so close to the band that I could reach out and touch the hem of Robert Plant's gold lamé bells, the music business was all about the albums. Concerts sold albums. Now, in...

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Fair Trade Comics!

(48) Comments | Posted May 9, 2012 | 3:38 PM

You'd be pretty safe betting your life on the fact that your average comic book writer or artist was never the Head Cheerleader or the Prom King.

How can I make such a sweeping generalization? Easy. Having spent a couple of decades working in the comics biz, I lay...

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