Alan Moore on comics being viewed as a male industry:
When I do signings occasionally, and get to meet some of the audience, I’ve noticed that there are a lot more women in the queues, which is perhaps a mark of the general female uptake of comics. It’s not such a boys’ field as it used to be. But also it seems that a lot of people don’t seem to be coming from a comics background. [When I created The Ballad of Halo Jones for 2000AD,] there wasn’t a single – I mean, I was annoyed – there wasn’t a single girls’ comic in Britain. I thought, well if you do more stories that are aimed at women, you’ll get more women reading the comics. It would seem fairly simple and straightforward, but there was a lot of resistance [to the idea].
Is this where I use that whole “plus ça change” phrase…? (Also, Is Halo Jones still in print? If so, you should really read it, if you haven’t already.)