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Adventure-Style Living: How Gender Affects the Money Comics Creators Make

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 09:27 By Anne Elizabeth Moore, Alex Dahm and Nicole Boyett, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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Ladydrawers - Adventure Style LivingLast month, we presented some cold, hard facts about gender inequity in comics, and here's the deal: women, trans folk and non-binary gender creators make up 46 percent of the industry - but only get about 10 percent of the slots available for publishing work. If you're lucky enough to get that work published, the money adds up fast! But if it doesn't: you might be in for a dangerous trek.

Remember, you can check out all the previous strips here - and tune in next month when we look more closely at race and sexual orientation - with our first male artist!

Ladydrawers - Adventure-style Living

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Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of several award-winning nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press, 2007) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous, 2011). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, the Los Angeles Review of Books comics editor, and also writes for the Baffler and Salon.

Nicole Boyett

Nicole Boyett is a comics and fiber artist prone to screen printing, research and crazed collaboration. Split between Seattle and Chicago, she makes work about everything from American sex-ed to interstellar piracy. You can find her on Twitter @indeliblenic, or check out her recent fiber work here.

Alex Dahm

Alex Dahm is an artist based in Chicago.

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