In the 1970’s comic books were a very different landscape, and that’s what Gary Groth was reacting to when he co-founded The Comics Journal and ultimately Fantagraphics.

Simon Fraser is the Editor in Chief of ACTIVATEcomix, a collective of web comics creators that has been around since 2006. Here he talks about what they try to do with their work, as well as the importance of web comics and works of love.

Comic book editor Janelle Asselin talks about a subject near and dear to her heart, how comic book publishers can and should focus more attention on building out a female readership. How to sell comics to women.

The truth is that there is a perception that all comic book buyers are straight male readers, and that perception, while somewhat true, doesn’t have to be and really shouldn’t. Here Janelle Asselin talks about what we get, and why we need, a diversity of demographics reading comic books.

If you’re reading this, you probably already love comics. But it’s always nice to hear some more reasons why you should love comics. Here Janelle Asselin talks about what keeps her excited about the medium of sequential art.