I was traveling this week and took up a conversation with the woman sitting next to me on the airplane. I had a book in the pouch in front of me, and she asked, " Do you read a lot of books?". I told her that I tend to drag them out, only reading about 2 or 3 a year, but mentioned that I regularly read comic books, as they tend to be 10 or 20 minute investments in time. That's when she said it. " Oh, do they still make comics?"
Wow. I guess the visibility is less than ever for the hobby as far as the everyman, or woman goes, nowadays. I explained that they are offered mostly in specialty shops anymore. No more spinner racks at the dime store or newstand exposure. Makes me feel a bit like a dinosaur hearing stuff like that. Will comics even survive in the specialty climate for another 10 or 20 years? This is nothing new, I guess. There are probably a ton of threads with the exact sentiment, but I couldn't help myself.
Thoughts or similar experiences? Anyone?