Why Are Women and Transgender Comic Creators Getting Less of the Pie?

LadydrawersAs promised, this month and next, we’ll have two strips that present new findings on who is being published in comics and who isn’t. If you’ve followed these debates, you’ll know that two big charges follow all number-crunching on gender in media: that women don’t make work as often as men, and that women don’t submit work to publishers at the same rates as men. We kill both arguments dead in this strip, by Nicole Boyett and Anne Elizabeth Moore, which shows that men make up only 54 percent of comics creators, and submit work at approximately the same rates as women. But trans, gender queer and non-binary gender folk still get the smallest slice of the pie.