Tag: retailer resource

CBLDF’s “Virtual Event Safety” Resource Helps You Support Your Community!

Ensure the safety of your patrons with CBLDF’s new best practices guide, “Virtual Event Safety.” This simple visual reference will support retailers, educators, libraries, and creators who are using online gathering tools in making wise decisions to protect themselves and…

Social Distancing Poster for Retailers from Jen Bartel

To help comic shops as they reopen, Blackbird co-creator Jen Bartel provided this lighthearted poster reminding you to keep your social distance. CBLDF and Image Comics are making files available for retailers to customize the poster with their store’s branding. This poster is…

Tips on Hosting a Virtual Event for Your Store

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the way comic shops are able to do business. Despite new restrictions, it’s important that comic shops continue to serve their communities. Hosting a virtual event is a great way to bring people together and…

Preparing Your Shop for When You’re Ready to Reopen

Many comic shops have been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis. As some areas begin easing restrictions, it’s important to have a plan in place for when your store reopens, when it has been deemed safe to do so.…

New to You Comic Book Day and Your Shop

Spring has seen a pause in the release of new comic books. But that doesn’t mean comic shops can’t still celebrate Wednesday as New Comic Book Day. Richard John Early, owner of Paradox Comics-N-Cards, helped create New to You Comic…

Social Media for Comic Book Retailers Webinar

CBLDF is developing resources to help comic book retailers navigate the necessary remote retail environment. CBLDF Community Development Manager Siena Fallon, joined John Dudas and Timmy Heague, two social media savvy retailers to talk best practices. Watch the full video…

Fight Identity Censorship: Spotlight LGBTQ+ Comics at Your Shop

LGBTQ+ content is most frequently targeted by identity censorship. ALA just revealed that 8 of the 10 most banned books of 2019 were challenged because they featured LGBTQ+ characters and themes. This National Library Week CBLDF is creating resources to…

UPDATED Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

UPDATED 4/15/20 to reflect new State-by-State resources. The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. To help support the comics business community that makes our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, training tools, and other information. We’re continuing…

Retailer Resource: Put Your Comic Shop Online

Comic shops everywhere have been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. To maintain business, shops are coming up with new ways to reach their customers remotely and continue selling comics. CBLDF is working with retailers to share their innovative approaches to continue…