Comic Book Writers

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. There are approximately 43,590 writers and authors currently employed in the United States, a small percentage of which are comic book writers.


Quick Facts
Duties Create and develop characters, stories, and plots for comic books
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • English
  • Journalism
Experience Any writing experience—especially in the comic book industry—will be helpful
Skills
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Writing
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Experienced Comic Book Writer
  • Entry-Level Comic Book Writer
  • Assistant/Intern at a Comic Book Publisher

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