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Comic/Zine Expo & Career Workshop: Occupations in this Field

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Comic Book & Graphic Novel Jobs

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Vault Guide to Comic Book and Graphic Novel Jobs covers the following 13 jobs:

  • Art Directors
  • Book Editors
  • Cartoonists
  • Comic Book Artists
  • Comic Book Publishers
  • Comic Book Writers
  • Desktop Publishing Specialists
  • Editorial and Research Assistants
  • Editors
  • Graphic Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Literary Agents
  • Magazine Editors

Each profession article includes:

  • Quick Facts: a snapshot of important job facts
  • Overview: briefly introduces duties and responsibilities
  • History: describes the origins and history of the job
  • The Job: describes primary and secondary goals and duties
  • Earnings: discusses salary ranges and typical fringe benefits
  • Work Environment: looks at typical work conditions and surroundings associated with the job
  • Exploring: offers suggestions on how to gain experience and knowledge about—or even test drive—a career before making a commitment
  • Education and Training Requirements: discusses required high school and post-secondary education and training
  • Certification, Licensing and Special Requirements: explains recommended and required certifications or prerequisites for the job
  • Experience, Skills and Personality Traits: summarizes the personal traits and skills and professional experience needed to get started and succeed
  • Employer Prospects: gives an overview of typical places of employment and the best ways to land a job
  • Advancement Prospects: presents an expected career path and how to travel it
  • Outlook: summarizes the job’s potential growth or decline in terms of the general economy and industry projections
  • Unions and Associations: lists essential and helpful professional groups
  • Tips for Entry: additional tips for preparing for a career and getting a foot in the door
  • For More Information: lists organizations that provide career information, networking and professional development
  • Sidebars: short features showcasing stats, trivia and insight about a profession or industry