panels 500X zoomed in (before digital cleanup) = proof of how damn sloppy i am
Your messiness is awesome though, that rawness is one of the things I love about your work. Also yeah they do look like paintings, if you hadn’t of put them in context I would have just assumed that’s what they were!
90-minute panel featuring Clowes, Charles Burns, Seth, Chris Ware, and Hillary Chute. Part of the ‘Comics: Philosophy & Practice’ conference that took place in Chicago last May. Clowes also appeared on another panel but that hasn’t been posted online yet. To see the other videos currently available, go here:
Comix peeps talking about stuff. A lot of really interesting topics and perspectives being discussed. Burns and Clowes are the two artists whose work here I love the most, but they’re all interesting folks who I respect.
Excerpts* from Just the Facts panel about women creators in comics and comic publishing. really informative and inspiring imo. Featuring “LadyDrawers at Work” with MariNaomi, Sara Drake, Nicole Boyette, moderated by Anne Elizabeth Moore, from the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) 6-17-12. *Apologies for not having filmed the panel in its entirety, as the battery and memory of my camcorder was effed.
For those that don’t feel like watching the vid, here are some of the facts!:
# of Women vs Men PUBLISHED in MAINSTREAM comics: 12% (vs 88%)
# of Women vs Men PUBLISHED in INDIE comics: 10% (vs 90%) (surprised?)
Women Creator Earning Potential (in comics): 10% above min. wage, 90% below min. wage
Breakdown of all gender %s in comics, published or non-published: 54% Male, 39% Female, 2% Transgender, 3% Genderqueer, 2% other (?)
Percentage of all Male cartoonists that have sought out a publisher: 56%
Percentage of all Male cartoonists that have been published (by someone other than themselves): 75%
Percentage of all Women cartooniststhat have sought out a publisher: 54%
Percentage of all Women cartoonists that have been published(by someone other than themselves): 61%
Draw your own conclusions!
This is really interesting and a little depressing. However, I think that their representation of “indie” comics is pretty limited, in terms of publications they seemed to be focusing on the Fantagraphics and Drawn & Quarterlies of the world, not so much smaller scale indie publishers and anthologies like the ones I see on tumblr (and my own), which are generally more egalitarian.
And also, sociology style statistical data is always at least somewhat flawed too. But it is interesting, and I noticed they have a whole site with additional data as well.