The Case for Unionizing Comics with Sasha Bassett - CAL #043

Sasha Bassett - The Case for Unionizing Comics

Sasha Bassett is a comics scholar, PhD student in sociology, and instructor at Portland State University. She’s also an unabashed supporter for the unionization of comics and just led a huge study on what it’s like to work in the comic book industry in 2019. In this episode she joins me to discuss:

  • Her own career & progression into the industry

  • The Comics Workforce Study

    • Process of putting together the study

    • The results (piece by piece)

  • The case for unionizing comics (as befitting the episode title!)

  • & more on her perspective of the comic book industry!



QUESTION: Do you think comic creators should form a union? Why or why not?