New York Magazine is no stranger to comics, reporting comics news with the same respect and level of snark they report everything else with. They’ve even been known to dabble in the medium themselves, using comics to put a new twist on news that could otherwise be dry or uninteresting or just more of the same.
As part of their “Who Runs New York?” feature, they spotlighted literary superagent Andrew Wylie, who recently caused a stir when he created Odyssey Editions, selling electronic editions of some of his clients’ titles exclusively through Amazon. Traditional print publishers, particularly Random House, took issue with this, asserting that they own the rights to publish these books electronically.
What happened next? Well, Boris Kachka and Dan Goldman sum it up quite nicely in the “The Life of Wylie,” published in the October 4 issue of New York Magazine.