Matthew Petz won last year’s Zuda monthly contest only to watch DC Comics close down Zuda. JK Parkin profiles Matthew’s relaunch of War of the Woods on ComiXology and how the rights to his creation were returned to him. Petz told me that when Zuda closed down, he was offered a percentage of what he [...]
Andrew Feinstein, co-creator of Girls and Sports was the second speaker of the day here at the Success in Comics seminar. Andrew and Justin Borus started the comic strip while in college and self syndicated to other about 80 universities papers before they attempted self syndication to dailies. They set a goal back in 2004 [...]
Creators Syndicate has filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles after the city reset the syndicate’s tax classification. At issue is whether Creators is an “occupations and professions” or a “wholesale and retail” business with the former being taxed at a much higher level. The syndicate and the city fought this battle 15 [...]
Creators Syndicate is the second major syndicate to enter into the iPhone/iPod Touch app space. Creators has teamed up with iVerse Media to release four comic strip apps for the comic strips B.C., Dog eat Doug, Girls and Sports and Heathcliff. iVerse already has over a hundred comic app collections in Apple’s App Store.
Creators Syndicate has locked up five major Canadian dailies, becoming the exclusive provider of comic features for the Toronto Sun, Edmonton Sun, Ottawa Sun, Winnipeg Sun and Calgary Sun. All five papers print in tabloid form and are part of the Sun Media chain. The decision to go with a single syndicate was a business [...]
Creators Syndicate is launching a new comic service called “RevUp” for online newspapers. The comics are embedded on the paper’s web site with an ad supplied by Creators. The paper keeps any advertising revenue off that page minus the one ad served up by Creators. The service also includes social features such as ratings, comments, [...]
Editor and Publisher’s Dave Astor has additional details to yesterday’s news that Creators Syndicate is purchasing Copley News Service. According to the report, Creators has had interest in Copley for many years and that Copley has decided to focus their energies elsewhere – opening up the possibility of selling the syndicate. When asked why CNS [...]
Creators Syndicate has announced that they have purchased Copley News Service. The deal goes into effect July 1. Regarding the sale, Creators President Richard S. Newcombe said, “Copley News Service provides a great product and has a base of loyal newspaper and Internet customers. This purchase opens new markets for Creators columnists and cartoonists. By [...]
Creators Syndicate recently posted samples of their new feature – Free Range by Bill Whitehead. Here’s another homepage to the comic, although it’s obviously incomplete. No announcement so far on when this comic will begin appearing in newspapers.
According to E&P, both Creators and Copley News Service have recently reworked their web sites. Creator’s site is certainly a major step in the right direction. They now feature RSS feeds and a section for news about their creators in the news.
I’m a bit late with this, but E&P reported that Creators Syndicate has named three new vice presidents. Marianne Sugawara is not now the vice president of operations, Melissa Lin is now vice president of business affairs, Kathy Kei is now vice president and editorial director, and Andrea Fryrear is the new operations manager.
Two more features have been launched. “On a Claire Day” was launched Monday. This new feature is by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett and is distributed through Creators. I’ve not seen a press release or much in the way of a description of the feature. You can see samples of the strip on their web [...]