Comic Book Writers


Overview

Comic Book Writers

Introduction

Comic book writers create and develop characters, stories, and plots for comic books. They may have an idea for an entirely new comic book, or they may think of stories and plots for an existing comic book series or character. There are approximately 123,200 writers and authors are employed in the United States, a small percentage of which are comic book writers.

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Median Salary

$62,170

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Employment Prospects

Fair

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Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Drawing/Design


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Personality Traits

Artistic

Earnings

In May 2018, median annual earnings for salaried writers and authors were $62,170, according to the U.S Department of Labor. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $31,700, while the highest 10 percent earned $121,670 or more. Freelance comic book writers who work part time may earn from $5,000 to $20,000 or more per year. Full-time, established freelance comic book wr...

Work Environment

Working conditions for comic book writers range from the comforts of home to a regular office environment, depending on whether the writer works full or part time and the type of comic book publisher for which he or she works. A few of the larger comic book publishers are housed in large offices in major U.S. cities, but most are modest operations that are located in small offices and, in some ...

Outlook

Employment of writers and authors is projected to little or no change from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Despite this prediction, digital comics and online graphic novels are growing in number and sophistication, spurring demand for writers and authors with Web and multimedia experience.

Competition for writing jobs has been and will continue to be keen, especi...

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