Tuesday, 17 March 2009
So why should we save it?
Kids LOVE comics, but have you ever tried buying a kids comic?
They are all full of junk... short, usually insipid, stories sandwiched between
merchandising, advertising, licensing and other trash.
But not the DFC.
Pure, unADULTerated bliss.
A really idiosyncratic mix of things, too.
It set out to be completely supported by its subscribers but with limited resources for marketing, it has been reliant on word of mouth to build a reader base.... and in these credit crunchy days it hasn't grown fast enough for its backers.
But it is passionately adored by its readers and with a bit of love and care and a lot of evangelism it could build a much bigger subscriber base, perhaps not existing solely as a wonderfully printed artefact in the uk but reaching out over the interweb to small comic lovers everywhere.
Kids love comics and if you love your kids, they will love you for saving the DFC.