Friends of Lulu President Valerie D’Orazio said on her blog that the organization is currently compiling a list of women working behind the scenes in the comic industry:
A question bandied about the blogosphere a bit is, “are there enough women working within the comic book industry today?” Of course, “enough” is a pretty arbitrary sum. But you get the idea.
With all this in mind, Friends of Lulu turned to some of the biggest comic companies today to get an up-to-date and accurate list of the women on their payroll. We then broke down the jobs into some basic categories and made an alphabetical listing. (Just to be clear, this is a listing of non-comic creators working for publishers — editors, marketing people, etc.)
You can see the results here at the Friends of Lulu site.
This list is just part of our overall goal at Lulu to provide a number of useful resources relating to the topic of women in comics. We’re tackling the huge “women in comics” section next, which will provide an up-to-date list of all female comic creators.
Check out the list here. She added that they plan to make lists of female comics retailers and comics journalists/bloggers as well.