Brett White, Comic Book Resources (via wandrinparakeet)
and yet men remain the most marketed demographic for just about everything.
I’m pretty sure the only men who spend more time thinking about DC than women on Tumblr are the men who actually work there.
people still act fucking surprised when women show up for genre shit
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This is why we need more epic Young Adult-themed comic series, with great characters and worlds you can just get lost in. Imagine if a series with the imaginative scale and characters of Harry Potter were a comic first… Imagine if you could get the young adult female market engaged far beyond what we see today… A fraction of the success of series like HP, Twilight, or The Hunger Games (all of which are pure genre fiction, which comics excel at) would change the comics marketplace forever…
It drives me insane that this isn’t happening on a larger scale. Young women read more than ANY OTHER demographic. And in the digital age, there’s no barrier to entry. If someone wants to read something, it’s right at their fingertips. And yet so little of the market is trying to tell those kinds of stories, that have that kind of appeal. It practically dares the existing female audience to give up on the medium. It’s infuriating. There’s an incredible power to harness here, and I think people are starting to see it… But there’s so much more to do.
All it takes is one entryway. Harry Potter transformed Young Adult fiction from a couple shelves in your local book store to a whole wall of shelves with its own subgenres. I’m waiting for the comic that does that.