Woo, Benjamin: "Erasing the Lines between Leisure and Labor. Creative Work in the Comics World." In: Spectator 35.2 (2015), S. 57–64.
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Keywords: Comic book industry, Fandom, USA
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One of the most remarkable features of comics creators is their overwhelming identification as fans, reflecting not only a generic tendency of creative industries to recruit from among subcultures but also the historical relationships between the comics industry and its fans. This article approaches comics as a media industry and site of creative labor, drawing on the results of a large-scale survey of comics creators. While high levels of affective engagement with work mean that many report themselves as satisfied with their working situation, the de-differentiation of labor and leisure presents a risk of self-exploitation.
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