The Fall (and Rise) of the Crime Comic

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.

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Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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About Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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