Where are the Female Creators?

By now it should come as no surprise that there is a lack of female creators employed by Marvel and DC. At San Diego Comic-Con in 2011, DC executives even went so far as to suggest that there were just not that many female creators. To say that it rubbed people the wrong way would be an understatement.

Fast forward a year and a bit, and the numbers are not much better at either company (although, to be fair, DC now has more than a single female creator). So where are the female creators?

Apparently they are working hard and submitting work to smaller publishers!

For the next installment of Princess Stories from Action Lab (publishers of the hit series Princeless), they had over 75 female artists submit work!

Within 48 hours of announcing their talent search, Top Cow announced they have had 38 female creators indicate that they are planning to submit work.

All of this is on top of the recent post about the number of female employees working at First Second.

So, where are all the female creators? Apparently they are foregoing Marvel and DC and looking to the smaller publishers. Hopefully the talent on display in these upcoming books will encourage the Big Two to look a little farther when they go searching for talent.

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2 Responses to Where are the Female Creators?

  1. Pingback: Comics A.M. | Direct market sales soar in August; Art Cumings dies | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  2. D. Hedgecock says:

    Ape Entertainment employs an almost all female team of freelancers on the continually sold out Strawberry Shortcake comic. The lead artist for some of Ape Entertainment’s biggest books like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda has been female.

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