• 1. An online survey was conducted between November 2013 and February 2014. I assembled a directory of over 1000 creators based on exhibitor lists at major comic conventions and festivals as well as Previews solicitations and emailed invitations where publicly available contact information was available. Several comics blogs posted links to the survey in news stories, and it was promoted over social media. The study was approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board and was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. My thanks to Bart Beaty, to Tom Miller for assistance with the creator directory, and to all the survey respondents.
  • 2. The survey was conducted just as the USA was implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). Several respondents indicated an intention to purchase coverage through the new insurance exchanges, while others may be affected by expanded eligibility for Medicaid.
  • 3. The documentary is somewhat incestuous: Christy and De Santo are credited as producers and appear as featured interviewees; De Santo and coproducer Bradley Cramp co-wrote Cyborg 009’s English adaptation, which was drawn by Marcus To and published by Archaia Studios Press; Archaia also published Perez’s Tale of Sand; and Christy was Archaia’s editor-in-chief until 2013, when it was acquired by BOOM! Studios. TNG is, basically, an extended native advertisement for BOOM!
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