Woo on Comics Labor and Leisure
What Were Comics co-investigator Benjamin Woo has posted his most recent article, “Erasing the Lines Between Leisure and Labor: Creative Work int he Comics World”. The article is published in Spectator (35:2). Here Ben draws on his survey of comics creators to look at how an identification by comics creators of labor as leisure presents a risk of self-exploitation. Key takeaway: “Within this nexus, the distinction between labor and leisure fades away like the Fantastic Four’s Invisible Woman”.