Fantasy webcomic creator Melissa J Massey is puzzled by the fact that despite creating work that features strong female leads in genres women generally like, most of her fan base is male. She asks the mastermind for ideas on how to attract more female fans and backers.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- What kind of things may be turning off potential fans of different genders?
- Demographic differences among platforms.
- Strategies for drawing more people to your table at comic conventions.
- Plus: Did you notice what was special about this season’s MasterMind groups?
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In the Mastermind Hotseat Today:
Melissa J Massey is writer and and illustrator of fantasy webcomics, whose work include Black Ball, a magical murder mystery in the 1920s; Vatican Assassins, a shonen-inspired adventure about divine demon hunters; and The Alchemist of Aurillia, an Ottoman Empire fantasy about a wizard and her familiar, available on her Patreon. She also works as a digital marketing and communications specialist.
In the Mastermind Round Table:
- Dawn Griffin is a designer/illustrator and cartoonist specializing in material for kids and young adults, and one of the founding members of Webcomic Alliance, a web resource & podcast for comic creators.
- Abrian Curington, an illustrator, fantasy cartagropher, and the publisher of Blue Cat Co.
- Erica Schultz, professional comic book writer for Marvel, DC, Dynamite and Comixology Originals and a writing instructor at The Kubert School.
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What’s your current gender breakdown in terms of customers? Is it aligned with who you think of as your ideal reader?