Bobby Curnow wrote:Hi Marimo,
As long as sales sustain it! Anything that sells over 10K has a healthy lease on life. Things get a little dicier when you drop below the 8 or 7K number.
Obviously we've got great numbers for the start of the series, and that's EXTREMELY encouraging. Numbers will almost certainly fall down to under 20K. It will be interesting to see where they settle. I'm hoping it will stay nice and healthy, but I guess that depends on how good the books we put out are! (right now I think they're awesome!)
Oh, I dunno. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if 240K is sold of #1 to 80K fans and that even if over half eventually fall off, you have 40K viewers. Wanna bet? I'll dress as Fluttershy for a month if I lose!
But okay, so 22 pages of story per comic, 10 pages of advertisements? That's pretty close to the minutes of show/commercial on TV, so it seems cool. As a story editor(not just on Pony, but in general), have you found having so few pages to be tough to work with, or is the episodic nature of an ongoing series liberating enough to not have it be an issue?
And #1 has a mini-story? Yay. Are two page mini-stories common?
And another general question:
A comic book costs $3.99. How much does it cost to make, from conception to winding up in our grubby hooves?