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Fri, February 6th, 2004 - Issue #21
There are many worthy awards to win as a comic creator, but getting on the Young Adult Library Services Association list of Best Books for Young Adults is a big one. James tells you more about this award, why you should care about it and what you can do as a creator to be considered.

Sun, February 1st, 2004 - Issue #20
Brian thinks 2004 is already off to a good start for the comics industry, some thoughts on the upcoming APE convention in San Francisco and more images from the Brian Wood Month celebration.

Fri, January 23rd, 2004 - Issue #19
James shares with you a look at the Brian Wood Month celebration still ongoing up in San Francisco. So far the celebration has included a Tiki bar tour, drunken bowling, incredibly strange wrestling, two women making out, a visit to a gun range and a comic launch party.

Fri, January 16th, 2004 - Issue #18
In previous weeks James has given you a number of ways of pimping your latest project, but how do you get in touch with retailers and then work with them? James talks about the best ways of contacting and working with retailers in order to get them interested in your book.

Fri, January 9th, 2004 - Issue #17
This week James examines the potential of one of the cheapest promotional avenues publishers have, bagstuffers, and the many ways they be used.

Fri, January 2nd, 2004 - Issue #16
In James Sime's first column for the new year, we figure the following quotes best describe what you'll find him talking about today: "Yes, a new year is dawning, not only for the calendar, but also for the comic industry. And from where I'm sitting, it looks to be a damn good one."

Fri, December 19th, 2003 - Issue #15
James Sime hosts creator Ed Brubaker in one of the most unique in store appearances ever: Brubaker will be arm wrestling his fans and those who win get the free stuff. James talks with Ed about the event and comics. UPDATED 3:30 AM TUESDAY The final update from the Brubaker Armwrestlethon held at the Isotope Friday includes a number of new videos, pictures from the event and a wrap up by James. Check it out!

Fri, December 12th, 2003 - Issue #14
James encourages you to take your ideas and put them on paper in the form of mini-comics. Why should you do it? James tells you exactly why. Plus a look at some current mini-comics you should be checking out.

Fri, December 5th, 2003 - Issue #13
This week James tells you the proper way to pimp to the pimp, or in other words, how you as a creator should approach a retailer in person or online and get them interested in selling your book.

Fri, November 28th, 2003 - Issue #12
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, James gives thanks for a wide selection of comic books, such as 'Union Station,' 'Caper,' 'Demo,' 'Catwoman,' 'Necronauts,' 'Less Than Hero' and 'Sgt. Rock.'

Fri, November 21st, 2003 - Issue #11
Last week James shared with you ideas on how to make your in-store event as succesful as can be using a recent event he threw as an example. This week James shares with your more wisdom and tips on how to make sure your in-store goes off without a hitch.

Fri, November 14th, 2003 - Issue #10
James gives you the inside skinny on his store's recent Joe Casey appearance and gives retailers and creators alike some suggestions on how to make their in-store's even better.

Fri, November 7th, 2003 - Issue #9
James reveals how one retailer uses the Previews catalog and what creators can do to make sure their comics get purchased. Then a look at four different books by writer Joe Casey.

Fri, October 31st, 2003 - Issue #8
So, you're a creator and you want retailers to buy your book? Well, then take a listen to what James has to say. Then, check out five books that James thinks are worth looking into.

Fri, October 24th, 2003 - Issue #7
Last week James and Kirsten discussed how you can donate comics to your local library. This week the duo finish off their look at comics in the library by showing you how you can help get those cataloged comics into new reader hands.

Fri, October 17th, 2003 - Issue #6
The guerilla marketing of comics continues. This week James shares how you can help get comics into Libraries, an important and somewhat untapped market to turn new readers into addicts.

Fri, October 10th, 2003 - Issue #5
Guerilla Marketing 101 continues this week with an idea of how to get graphic novels in front of an audience desperate for entertainment. Then there's Guerilla Marketing English style with comics in pubs. Finally, a tip of the hat to Larry Young.

Fri, October 3rd, 2003 - Issue #4
James assembles his street team for some serious guerilla warfare. They take to the streets with comics specially chosen for each location they've chosen. Have they succeeded? Did the comics get picked up and read? Read on.

Fri, September 26th, 2003 - Issue #3
James gives some examples of the guerilla marketing he has employed to spread the word of comics in the Bay Area, attacking the San Francisco public transportation system. Plus, a look at "Losers" and "The Goon."

Fri, September 19th, 2003 - Issue #2
James talks about why the industry badly needs more Guerrilla Marketing to promote itself and how he goes about doing it, plus a discussion of the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics.

Fri, September 12th, 2003 - Issue #1
So, what is THE COMIC PIMP? It's San Francisco retailer James Sime's new weekly column in which he turns the world of retailing on its head! In this first issue he introduces you to the world of pimping comics and pimps one of his current favorites, "Hawaiian Dick."

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