Japanese Cartoon History vol. 9
For amateur cartoonists, conventions where they can sell their own cartoons got popular. Comic Market is originally from those conventions too. Comic Market is now very famous that you may probably know??
During 1970s, the economy got bad and every industry experienced bad sale. However, the sales in cartoon industry increased. In 1978, the sales of cartoon magazines occupied 15% of all publications.
It had been said by publishers that no one bought comic books that he/she read already on magazines before, but seeing the success of cartoon industry made them publish comic books of cartoons on magazines.
To be continued…