Jeff Ayers, the manager and comic buyer for Forbidden Planet NYC talks about the idiosyncrasies of comics retail. What are the challenges of running a local comic shop? Well this will tell you everything you need to know. Jeff Ayers talks Comics Retail from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

Comics legend Joe Sinnott, who was a staple of Marvel Comics throughout the silver age, talks about the first time he saw his work in print. Joe Sinnott’s First Printed Work from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

A quick demo of comic book lettering for the indie anthology “A Fistful of Comics”. Lettering in Adobe Illustrator writer and letterer Mike Furth shows the basics of how he approaches lettering. Fistful of Lettering from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

I spent the better part of an afternoon hanging out at Forbidden Planet NYC fpnyc.com talking to shop patrons about their buying habits. A quick sampling of what it means to be a “comic book reader”. Saying “Hello” To the Patrons of Forbidden Planet from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

Dan Brereton shares a little time with us to go over his artistic process for creating painted comic books such as The Nocturnals and Batman: ThrillKiller. With such a singular style Dan has worked all over the comics industry and is a fan favorite. Topics include color reproduction, tools of the trade and using Photoshop […]