Comic bookshops are popping up in the most unlikely of places, alongside arcades that once housed the dying, collector card-game traders. They are again popular and doing a roaring trade. With the growth of the internet and the spread of information across the sphere, budding young artists are now able to turn their artistic hands into making a tidy sum.
"It was always difficult getting artwork out in the public eye, because unless you worked for Marvel, publishers just weren't interested," states Kevin Cartwright. "I know scores of really talented artists who have been drawing for just an eternity and they make nothing from their work. They sit at home penniless, while someone else exploits them and takes the cheque. I think the biggest problem in the past has been not knowing how to get work out there. For some artists they can draw alright, but they are lousy at the business side of things, so they get taken for a ride, so many times. You have to be really tech-savy to survive."
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