Comics Journal interviews Dave Astor about E&P

Eric Millikin caught up with former senior Editor and Publisher editor Dave Astor for his thoughts on the demise of the industry bible E&P.

EM: As you know, Editor & Publisher’s January issue is slated to be their last. What do you think this means for newspapers and comics? What will we be missing out on without Editor & Publisher?

DA: E&P was around for 125 years, and for much of that time it was probably the only media outlet covering newspapers and comics on a regular basis. But in recent years, there have been other excellent magazines, Web sites, and blogs also covering a lot of what E&P covered, so people can still read tons of stuff about comics and newspapers.