[Christian Science Monitor]: The rest of the publishing industry may have its worries, but in comic-book land, things are looking rosy. According to an article in USA Today, total sales of comic books were “strong” in 2008, while the graphic-novel category grew by 5%. Read the entire story.

This may be tied into the “Lipstick Effect” that I posted about on Webcomics.com. In a bad economy, people actually spend more on less-expensive mood enhancers like lipstick (and comics).

And that’s nothing but good news for comics.

P.S. Would it be completely unlandish to predict the return of the Page 6 Girl in tabloid newspapers?