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Announcing the 2016 Comic Creators Survey – digging into page...

As we make our way through the current era of disruption, there's an ever greater need for clarity, verifiable information and real news. In that spirit, I'm...

SDCC ’16: State-of-the-State: The New Comics Journalism Panel

by Nancy Powell The Comics Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald moderated a Thursday evening panel discussion on the state-of-state of comics journalism, featuring Megan Purdy of...

Demo-Graphics: LOTS more info on who buys comics

Brett Schenker is pressing onwards with his Facebook research into comics likers, who they are what they buy and what they do. While his gender based research continues to be a benchmark, this time out he has a lot of trends on education, employment and so on.

Watch Comics by the Numbers with Brett Schenker and The Beat

This year at Baltimore Brett Schenker and I presented a panel called Comics by the Numbers Panel. Schenker is a political analyst and the author of perhaps the most cited post ever on The Beat, the much loved not at all controversial post Market Research Says 46.67% of Comic Fans are Female. The pane; was taped and you can watch (or probably better, listen) above. Depsite it being the first panel on Saturday there was a healthy audience of about 30-40 people, and the questions were really smart and engaged, which is the best you can ask on a panel.

Demo-Graphics: Perespolis, Fun Home and Blankets Popular With Women

How does gender break down for some of the more popular "indie" graphic novels versus mainstream graphic novels vs the average? And it's clear, there's a difference. Taking 17 various graphic novels (and if folks add suggestions in comments, I'll be happy to add upon this) I looked at men and women who were fans in the United States. I tried to stick to actual graphic novels, or books that have been long out of print and thus a complete graphic novel is how it's now consumed.

Market Research Says 46.67% of Comic Fans are Female

While we don’t have any market research, the eyes don’t lie. If you go to conventions and comic book stores, more and more female...

Demographics: Wonder Woman Around the World

With the announcement of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman by Warner Bros., I wondered just how popular is Wonder Woman around the world and...

Demographics: Comics Readers Almost 45% Women Now and How Publishers Stack...

At the beginning of each month I take a survey of all of the self-identifying comic fans on Facebook, looking at the changes from...

Facebook Demographics: Different Publishers, Different Fans

For all of these posts I've tried to instill the idea that there isn't a simple comic fan. While it might mostly be men,...

Facebook Demographics: Female Characters Beget Female Fans

Much has been made over this past week over Marvel's announcement about a new Ms. Marvel. The usual nutwings took to the internet to...

Facebook Demographics: The Walking Dead, Not All Media Are Created Equal

by Brett Schenker The Walking Dead is a cultural phenomenon. The property regularly breaks records, whether it's television ratings, print runs and sell-outs in comics,...

Facebook Demographics: Even More Data Now Available Means More Info On...

  Just as you get things rolling, Facebook goes and updates how I get all of the data when it comes to looking at demographics....