Brian Wood of Northlanders recently had some words to say about Dark Horse and digital.
He makes some interesting points
Iâ€™ve had series cancelled recently. Â Iâ€™ve had pitches rejected for financial reasons. Â Iâ€™ve seen my editors laid off. Iâ€™ve taken page rate cuts (a LOT of us have). Â My income from royalties have dropped. Â Most comic shops donâ€™t carry my books. Â I have very good reasons to suspect my career in comics may be drastically reduced in the near future. Things just plain suck, but Iâ€™ve taken these hits, figuring that everyone else is having hard times too. Â I donâ€™t mind bleeding a little, and one ray of hope has been digital, the potential it has to maybe, just maybe, keep some of us going through these lean times. Â But like I said, we can never explore that potential to even just see if its there, as long as currentÂ pricingÂ stay locked in.
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