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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices Suggest Comics Companies Think Women's Work Is Worth Less

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and MariNaomi, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
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Last time on Ladydrawers, MariNaomi and Anne Elizabeth Moore looked at around 30 of the most recent books from some of the biggest comic-book makers in the US to determine how rates of hire were breaking down by gender. And while the numbers are occasionally appalling (especially compared to the relatively high rate of women writers seeing their work published over in the literary world), a closer look tells a slightly different picture—although one that may strike you as no less appalling.

To see past Ladydrawers comics, click here.

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Ladydrawers

MariNaomi

MariNaomi is the San Francisco-based creator of the graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial) and the self-published Estrus Comics (est. 1998). Visit her website at marinaomi.com.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices Suggest Comics Companies Think Women's Work Is Worth Less

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 By Anne Elizabeth Moore and MariNaomi, Truthout | Graphic Journalism
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

Last time on Ladydrawers, MariNaomi and Anne Elizabeth Moore looked at around 30 of the most recent books from some of the biggest comic-book makers in the US to determine how rates of hire were breaking down by gender. And while the numbers are occasionally appalling (especially compared to the relatively high rate of women writers seeing their work published over in the literary world), a closer look tells a slightly different picture—although one that may strike you as no less appalling.

To see past Ladydrawers comics, click here.

Click here or on the comic below to open it in a new window and click again to zoom in.
Ladydrawers

MariNaomi

MariNaomi is the San Francisco-based creator of the graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial) and the self-published Estrus Comics (est. 1998). Visit her website at marinaomi.com.

Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore is a cultural critic and author of several award-winning, best-selling nonfiction books including Unmarketable (The New Press) and Cambodian Grrrl (Cantankerous Titles). She is a Fulbright scholar, a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow, and is the recipient of a 2016 Write A House Fellowship in Detroit. Her work has appeared in The Baffler, Al Jazeera, Salon, The Onion, Talking Points Memo, Wilson Quarterly, Tin House, and in international art exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial and a solo show at the MCA Chicago. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and in The New York Times, among others. Her most recent book, from Curbside Splendor, is Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes.

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By Anne Elizabeth Moore, MariNaomi, Truthout | Graphic Journalism