Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Drawing the line at $2.99. Heh. Clever.

So far, as of this year, DC has kept its promises on not raising their prices on their single issues. However, what we really wanted to know here at Studio-407 is this: does that really matter?

In the end, it is not only about our wallets, but also whether we believe that the price itself is enough to convince us to continue adding to our collection of single issues.

I have heard many complaining that why pay 3 or 4 bucks for something that they can just flip through in a few minutes and be done with it? They rather try to avoid spoilers online and wait until the trade paper back. Which is not only good for their wallets but also they won’t have to annoying (or eagerly, depends on that person) wait for an entire 30 days (granted no delays) just for the next story.

BUT, as soon as they say that, they end with: “ IF their stories were better, I wouldn’t mind. I would find some way every week to shell out 3 bucks for that particular issue. I can wait month after month, kinda like how a trailer amps us up for the movie.”

I thought about what they said and I find it very true. If one truly loves the characters and ESPECIALLY the way the story is written and plots are unfolded, we are more willing to buy those single issues.

Here at Studio-407, we believe heavily on plot and story. Yes, art is important, but people’s minds should be riveted when reading our original graphic novel. They should be able to leave wanting for more, or even, asking more of our titles to be single issues.

Here are some of our titles that came in both single issues and tradepaperback! 

What do you guys think about pricing on single issues? And nowadays, with our economy and just the sheer number of people who even collect single issues, SHOULD comics even be monthly titles? Or having a trade paperback is better?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Studio-407 on Live Nude Geeks!

Studio-407 is getting more and more popular. How you ask? Well for one, they end up being mentioned once a week on Live Nude Geeks on Geekscape.

I make my weekly presence on the show and talk about all things geek, from Studio-407 to Henry Cavill casted as Superman, the new Young Justice cartoon, flawlessly written and drawn Wolverine/Jubilee #1, to things not geeky, like my non-date date and what kind of men I'm into. Apparently, people in the nerd world really care, and I have no idea why. But I hope it amuses you to hear me freak out.

Here are a few things to look out for in our upcoming year with Studio-407:

Podcasts: whether it's me being cornered with questions, both about my love life and nerd world topics, or interviews with our writers and artists, stay tuned so that your ears are never bored.

Videos: Yes, our youtube channel will not only feature Studio-407 news but also booktrailers on our upcoming and already titles.

Signings/Conventions: Stay up to date through our newsletters on where we'll be signing and showing our lovely faces. Also, keep in touch through our facebook group page , facebook fan page and twitter.

Contests: Again, by keeping in touch with us, you'll know not only our upcoming titles but also enter to win PRACTICAL prizes. None of that useless crap that you'll probably throw away, we'll make you guys WEAR our prizes: t-shirts, hats, or even DRINK our prizes: cups, mugs.

Is there anything else you guys want from us? Rant below!