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The Comic Pimp


Issue #59

Fri, May 19th, 2006

The question of how to display comics and graphic novels in your store is a tough one. Do you rack by publisher? By genre? By creator? James takes a look at how best to sort your comics and how he's decided to do it in his own store. Plus, a 30-page preview of the AiT/PlanetLar GN "Shatter."

Issue #58

Fri, May 12th, 2006

James is back with one of his looks at the great comics shops across the country. This week he takes a look at Speeding Bullet Comics & Ricochet Cafe in Norman, OK. Yeah, you read that right, it's a comic shop and a cafe!

Issue #57

Fri, April 28th, 2006

James is back with a chat with Isotope Mini-Comics winner Danica Novogorodoff. Learn more about her comic "The Late Freeze," how she got startded in comics, her day job at First Second publishing and how one comic creator told her she wasn't ready for comics.

Issue #56

Sat, April 15th, 2006

Last weekend, San Francisco played host to the Alternative Press Expo convention. This week, James talks about the convention as well as the winner of the 2006 Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics.

Issue #56

Fri, April 7th, 2006

This week, James begins his look at some of the new breed of comics retailers. Today, he shines the Comic Pimp spotlight on Los Angeles' own Secret Headquarters.

Issue #55

Fri, March 31st, 2006

The Pimp is Back! James Sime returns to THE COMIC PIMP this week as he begins a multi-week look at a number of new comics retailers employing a different style and approach to bring you your weekly dose of comics. Plus, a handful of previews from books shipping in May and June.

Issue #54

Wed, June 22nd, 2005

James is back with the first of six new Comic Pimp columns! He starts by beginning a look at how to open your own comic book store. Then takes a look at how the industry is responding to the need for comics geared towards kids. Plus, much more.

Issue #53

Fri, April 15th, 2005

James checks in to talk about the winner of the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics, a creator long time CBR visitors should be familiar with, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey.

Issue #52

Thu, March 24th, 2005

James takes a look at what Marvel Comics' return to 7-11 means for the direct market, both the good and the bad, the advantages and disadvantages and what it means to the comics industry as a whole.

Issue #51

Fri, February 25th, 2005

James shares "A Thought On Life," "A Word About Retailing" and "A Surprise Visit" for readers this week. Plus, what the Isotope staff is reading this week and much more.

Issue #50

Mon, February 14th, 2005

James bring you some Comic Pimp love on Valentines Day with a new column and the answer to the question, "What is the coolest thing ever to happen in you store?" Plus, couriers jumping, a Martin Emond sketchbook gallery and more.

Issue #49

Mon, January 31st, 2005

James takes a look at the future of Image with a long spotlight on the June debuting Image Comics series "Strange Girl," by Rick Remender and Eric Nguyen. Definitely something you won't want to miss.

Issue #48

Wed, January 19th, 2005

James Sime makes a grand return to the Comic Pimp and answers three questions you've been sending him including "Where is the Comic Pimp?" Plus, James share's his love of everything "2000AD" and much more.

Issue #47

Mon, November 1st, 2004

James takes Joe Casey, Jim Lee and Giuseppe Camuncoli to the prom this Wednesday ... well, sort of. James celebrates the release of "The Intimates" #1 at the Isotope this week and in anticipation of that event talks with the creative team.

Issue #46

Mon, October 11th, 2004

This week, James shares some of his ideas on how to make in store events as succesful as they can be with a look at upcoming events, catering events to your particular city and much more.

Issue #45

Mon, September 27th, 2004

This week James sits down with writer Andy Diggle for a lengthy chat about the Wednesday release of "Adam Strange." Andy talks about why he took the job, how he got in to the character and much more.

Issue #44

Fri, September 17th, 2004

James sits down with "Skyscrapers of the Midwest" creator Josh Cotter and AdHouse Books publisher Chris Pitzer to talk about the book and mini-comics.

Issue #43

Tue, August 17th, 2004

Part three of James' San Diego Uber Pimp virtual comic convention continues with a look at another large assortment of books. James gives you the low down on each with a preview.

Issue #42

Mon, August 9th, 2004

Another week of the virtual convention in this edition of The Comic Pimp. James Sime gives you a look at another host of comics that you may or may not have heard of. Check 'em out.

Issue #41

Fri, July 30th, 2004

A couple weeks back James asked creators to send in previews of their books and today we see the first batch of previews. This week The Pimp's got fourteen different comics for your to preview. The virtual comic convention begins this week!

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