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Monday, May 19, 2008

RIP Rory Root...

Difficult news today--- Rory Root, owner of Berkeley CA's COMIC RELIEF, has passed away.

At this time, I humbly ask for your good thoughts and prayers for Rory and his family.

Joe Field
ComicsPRO President

Photos--- Top: From 2007, with retailing friends and ComicsPRO members Jim Hanley, Mike Cresser, Ralph Mathieu and Derrick Taylor at Taylor's Comic oasis in Las Vegas.

Bottom: From 2008, Rory and fellow retailer Andrew Neal of Chapel Hill Comics at the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Slave Labor Graphics at Emerald City Comic Con

Retailers! Going to Emerald City Comic Con next weekend? Dan Vado, president of Slave Labor Graphics, wants to hear from you! Stop by the SLG booth to say hello and talk shop. Mention that you are a ComicsPRO member and receive a pack of graphic novels valued at $100!

Not a member yet? It's a great time to join! Stop by and pick up a membership application at the SLG booth. Take a step toward improving your business by joining the trade association for comic book retailers, AND get a free pack of SLG graphic novels, too!

(The packs are limited so stop by early. If you miss out on the available graphic novel packs, leave your business card and SLG will mail you your own set.)

Thank you, Mr. Vado, and thank you, Slave Labor Graphics, for supporting ComicsPRO!

Emerald City Comic Con, Seattle, Washington, May 10 & 11, 2008.

Great work on FCBD!

Congratulations to everyone who hosted a Free Comic Book Day event! Great work, retailers! Your efforts are building a stronger future for everyone.

Thank you, Diamond Comic Dist, for overseeing the event. Thank you to ALL of the great publishers and creators who help make Free Comic Book Day more successful by presenting comics which will bring our new readers back in for more!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Retailing 101 on Newsarama

Newsarama has a new column about the ins and outs of comic book retailing, and this week Vaneta Rogers talks to comic customers about the money and effort that retailers put into Free Comic Book Day. Thanks, Vaneta!

Read it at Newsarama.