I am Jamie S. Rich. I have been an editor and am currently a freelance writer. May 2014 marks twenty years of earning a living as a comic book professional.
The first official review of my work was given to me by Jo Duffy when she worked at Marvel Comics. I was 14.
My first paying job in the industry came years later when Diana Schutz hired me to be her assistant at Dark Horse. I was 21.
Joëlle Jones drew the first original graphic novel I ever wrote. I was 34.
The best-selling comic book of my career so far was drawn by Megan Levens, who was also the one who initiated the idea. I am 41.
In short, my entire professional career in the comic book industry is because of women.
Hell, Gina Gagliano at First:Second gave me this T-shirt.
I am she as you are he as you are me and we are all comics together. (Goo goo g’joob)
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