Comic Book Writers

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Comic book writers create and develop characters, stories, and plots for comic books. Comic book writers 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. As of May 2015, there are approximately 43,380 writers and authors currently employed in the United States, a small percentage of which are comic book writers.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Create and develop characters, stories, and plots for comic books
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
School Subjects
  • Art
  • English
  • Journalism
Experience Internship; any professional writing experience
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Experienced Comic Book Writer
  • Entry-Level Comic Book Writer
  • Assistant/Intern at a Comic Book Publisher