“While creatives are asking themselves tougher questions when it comes to gender representation in cartoons, they’re often the ones pushing for diversity onscreen at a very high personal cost.” More at Insider.
At Comics Beat, Heidi MacDonald talks about this week’s BookScan chart and the implications for comics. Plus, a lot more. “There is change in the air in comicbookland. It may be more than in the air…it may be in the streams, lakes and landfills, too. Maybe it’s here […]
G. Willow Wilson has a “long comic book” rant that makes some points about Ms. Marvel’s success, “diversity,” the rise of comics directed at young adults, and the direct market in comics in response to Marvel vice president of sales David Gabriel’s recent comments about diversity and Marvel’s […]
At The Village Voice, Mallika Rao writes about Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan and diversity in superhero comics–with a special interview with G. Willow Wilson. “A sixteen-year-old “morph,” or shape-shifter, Khan reboots a series started in the 1960s, offering a kind of girl counterpoint to Captain Marvel. In 2014, […]
Not many comics start with a woman giving birth in the back of an old body shop asking, “Am I shitting? It feels like I’m shitting.” Hell, not many stories do period. But Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga (Image) does. And when the baby is born, it’s […]
It’s that time again. The UV, both A and B, is high. The pollen’s flying. The sun is shining. And everywhere the summer lists are in bloom. So I have a list of comics that might go well with that public radio-recommended salad or be just the thing […]