Independent comics criticism is an essential part of the comics marketplace: we don’t sell or promote comics but we do give them exposure, critical in-depth attention, and create a space where comics can be discussed, debated, and appreciated like any other art. And a diverse landscape of creators, characters and critics is key to expanding the readership.
We believe that a diverse, sustainable, and paying profession is within our reach — if we support each other. Currently the venues for paid comics criticism are limited (a list), but we can expand that list site by site, learning from each other what works. The more normal paid criticism becomes, the more normal it will be for you and us to get paid for our work.
Currently our ad revenue pays for site hosting and administrative costs, and that’s about it. We’re looking for funds to dramatically increase our reach and pay our hard-working writers. Our ultimate goal is to become a self-sustaining, independent publishing company.
Today, we’re asking you to back us. Chip in your dollars, pounds, and cents so that we can build a bigger, better Women Write About Comics. In return, we promise to not only continue bringing you stellar content every day, but we promise to grow.
Find out more about our plans here on Indiegogo.