I wonder why Tumblr doesn’t send notable blogs to cover San Diego Comic Con.
I suppose the reason not to is there is a ton of coverage and discussion from various people who work for the companies who have personal Tumblr blogs, and the comics tag is mostly filled with art rather than discussion and coverage of the industry and medium at large. That’s why there is the Spotlight Directory with a whole lot of notable creators and comics industry personalities with Tumblr-blogs. One could infer this is just another reflection of what is a trending criticism of comics reporting on the internet—some blogs are just public relations extensions of the companies themselves, or spotlights for creator’s work, which is great, and I’m no different, but I think this is a venue Tumblr should explore further. Tumblr does do things like Fashion Week, and there is Storyboard, and there is quite a lot of comics Tumblr blogs that would lend alternative perspective to the the industry, but they already do that as independent entities within their blogs. What I’m suggesting is a more unified section under Editorial, I guess.
This is probably a question for the truly excellent Topherchris, Chris Mohney, Jessica Bennett, and the various comics tag editors. Though I do say, if I had to pick, people like Paperkeg and DC Women Kicking Ass, Dylan Todd, Abhay, and Anne Emond would create some pretty great coverage that would compliment the great work being done by ComicsAlliance (who have quite smartly utilized the talents of Betty Felon and Dylan), Comics Reporter, and Savage Critics.