Oooh, a sale! TWO sales!
Unholster your credit cards, comics fans: Two publishers are currently holding nigh-irresistible sales in their webstores.
As we’ve reported, cartoonist Evan Dorkin notes that indie-comics stalwart SLG Publishing — home of comics by Dorkin, Jhonen Vasquez, Jim Rugg, James Turner and more — is slashing prices on its entire library by 40%. Meanwhile, art-comics trailblazer Buenaventura Press — the outfit behind books by Johnny Ryan, Jerry Moriarty, Lisa Hannawalt, and Matt Furie, not to mention Kramers Ergot — has announced that they’re offering an across-the-board 20% off sale. Both sales are designed to help their respective publishers weather these still-nightmarish financial times, so not only would taking advantage of them help score you some sweet deals, it’d be a mitzvah as well.
But these prices aren’t sticking around forever, so you’ve gotta act now. And if you’re ;ooking for a guide to help you do so, The Comics Reporter’s Tom Spurgeon has recommendations for both the SLG and Buenaventura sales, as well as a smidge of analysis as to what it all means. Beyond “great deals,” that is.