In last week's column I showed the first three pages of some writing by Dave Sim on the comics market in the early 1990s from notebook #17, pages 18 through 20. I thought this was going to be a two part column, but it there are actually 9 pages all in a row that Dave has notes about the comics industry at the time. So I'll show the middle three pages for this week, and finish it up with the last three pages next week.
Page 21 sounds like Dave is writing a speech for comics retailers, but if it exists online, I can't find it.
|Notebook #17, page 21|
Dave continues with his speech on the next page. Saying how the retailers need the creators and vice versa. Down near the bottom he says that "(s)elling the Cerebus reprint volumes, the phone books, by telephone order was the most lucrative mistake I ever made. It has given me more money then I have ever seen in one place or ever dreamed I would see in one place."
|Notebook #17, page 22|
|Notebook #17, page 23|