Kudos to Brett for working out the maths – what does this say about us comic lovers – or at least those in the USA? Did you expect that?
While doing some research of my own, I am relieve to see the amount of females increasing. We will get there. But in the meantime, perhaps we could reflect upon this and see what is it that we are as a subculture.
Each month I run demographic data of comic “fans” based on data mined from Facebook.
This data is compiled using key terms, “likes,” users have as part of their profiles. Primarily terms are focused on generic ones such as “comics” or “graphic novels” or publishers. I stay away from specific characters, creators or series, because this does not indicate they are a comic book fan. Over 100 terms are used for this report.
This data is important in that it shows who the potential comic audience could be. This is not purchasers, these are people who have shown an affinity for comics and are potential purchasers and those with an interest.
Facebook Population: Over 37,000,000 in the United States
That’s a decrease of 6 million people compared to last month. Worldwide, the estimate is 279,069,449 which is an increase of about 15 million compared to last month.
The Spanish-speaking population…
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