§ Nice art: Alex Dueben interviewed Trungles, whose art is extremely nice, for Smash Pages. You’re coming off of a 2017 where you’ve put out work like Fauns and Fairies, your work in Mirror Mirror II, Vampire Buddy, and for people who have seen those, where does this story fit in your work? This is […]
ICv2 has its annual sit down with DC co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio and Kremlinologists will want to pour over every paragraph. In part 1, “DiLeeo” analyze the overall 13% drop in GN sales and tease their two upcoming graphic novel lines. DiDio: We see a little more leveling that’s going on here. We […]
A recent article published by Inverse describes how the primary demographic for toys and merchandise related with superheroes and other major franchises has shifted away from children and towards adults. I’m inclined to agree with the piece but I’m left to ponder if there are any deeper answers to this phenomenon besides the somewhat […]
Call it yaoi – or boys love or shonen ai – a lot of people are still puzzled by this genre of manga. Featuring gay relationship stories that go from chaste to x-rated, the stories are all aimed at an audience of women. Juné Manga is the boys love imprint at DMP (Digital Manga Publishing) and […]
EventBrite, the ticketing agency, caused a lot of talk last year when they released the results of the first survey of convention attendees with breakdowns on gender, spending and more. They’ve done another survey this year, and the results are even more detailed. Rob Salkowitz has done a round-up over at ICv2 but 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.
The following game as a press release from Eventbrite, but its groundbreaking nonetheless, as Eventbrite andRob Salkowtz haveteamed to get even more demographics about who is going to conventions and why. And you’ll note the magic 40/60 f/m attendee breakdown is present in congoers over 30 — but among those younger its more like 50/50…proof of the […]
Using numbers from this (itself very interesting) ReedPOP media kit, Janelle Asselin ran numbers on New York Comic-Con demographics, with an eye to growth by gender. The result: Men 2010: 65% of 96,000 total = 62,400 men 2013: 59% of 133,000 total = 78,470 men 16,070 more men in 3 years 26% growth rate 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 http://ift.tt/1esjfeV Tweet 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 readers are emerging. They are starved for content and looking for content they can relate to. – Axel Alonso, Marvel’s […]