So, Phase 2 - I'll be continuing to distribute Irish comics, but now dedicating my efforts to achieving permanent showcase spaces, shops within shops if you will. As a resources agency, The Black Panel will be utilising it's network of facilitators and affiliate sites to showcase the sixty fantastic comics in our stock. Communications and customer access and satisfaction are the aim of the game. The Panel will be operating across Counties Antrim and Down, helping promote and sell entrepreneur's comics from all over Ireland.
|Black Panel logo c. Paddy Brown 2009|
We're working in partnership with Stuart Gould's UK Comics Creative agency. His new Showcase magazine includes over 260+ products - from Markosia, Rough Cut, Accent UK, Neptune Factory, Braw Books, Comic Book Alliance, Time Bomb Comics, Team Girl and others. Debuting at the MCM Expo 27-28 November, Showcase also features links to the Black Panel, and the first edition includes eight recommended titles from our stock:
Gran - 2nd edition by Andy Luke
Cattle Raid of Cooley - Paddy Brown
From Rags To Rockstars by Tommie Kelly
The Well Below by John Robbins
Last Bus by Paddy Lynch
Matter by Phil Barrett
Romantic Mayhem by Various
Supernatural Showcase by Gar Shanley and Cathal Duggan
The beta version of Showcase is up now, with the full catalogue ready mid-November at http://www.ukcomicscreative.co.uk/showcase-magazine.htm
Next week, an announcement on our first permanent shop-placings.....stay tuned!