As the comic and collecting community continues feeling the financial impact of COVID-19, many comic book stores, retailers, creators, and others are seeking inventive ways to keep the industry moving.
The staff at Bud’s Art Books is safely and carefully continuing to send new products to customers, via their website, phone orders, and mail-in orders. The site features several category tabs for the new arrivals, artists and illustration, comics related, pulps & fiction, special interest, and others.
Greg Pak has made PDFs of his children’s books available for free at gregpakshop.com.
Free Comic Book Day has created a thread on Twitter where comic shop patrons can spread the word on which shops are offering curbside or delivery service.
Writer David Avallone is reading for the release of the Drawing Blood graphic novel, a co-creation with Kevin Eastman.
Superworld Comics is continuing to run their St. Patrick’s Day Sale at superworldcomics.com.
A group of comics professionals have joined to form Comics Pro Patrol to find crisis management solutions that can bring relief to comic retailers.
Comic writer Leah Williams (X-Factor, Gwenpool Strikes Back) is working on a map of comic stores offering curbside pick-up and ones shipping comics.
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is promoting e-commerce solutions for shops without online stores.
Artist Alley Online features the work and sites of many of the artists who would’ve been guests at Emerald City Comic Con and Planet Comicon, among other shows.
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