The good folks over at Mulholland Books let me take another shot at writing an article for them.
This time I wanted to write about crime comics. Some of the most vibrant crime fiction being written today is taking place in comics. For a couple of years I’ve been saying that crime comics should be treated as the genre that they are rather then the medium in which they are written.
I want publishers to consider sending review material to crime fiction sites; creators to to publicize their works at crime fiction sites and for crime fiction readers to try reading a crime comic if they haven’t already.
The mystery and crime fiction community is a largely untapped market for picking up new readers and marketing possibilities. I hope that we can bridge that gap.
I’m strongly considering doing a themed month here at Spinetingler, one whole month dedicated to crime comics.
The article I wrote is called The Fall (and Rise) of the Crime Comic and is filled with a lot of book recommendations. I hope you’ll consider trying some of them.