Video corner: Independent Sources covers Diversity in Comics at NYCC

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Independent Sources is a local to NYC show that spotlights ethnic and local news. Hosted by Zyphus Lebrun, it’s put together by CUNY (City University of New York ) and runs on their cable station. Last week’s episode, covers various aspects of diversity in comics, with thoughtful interviews with Marvel’s Sana Amanat, Image’s David Brothers, Morgan Dubin from Abrams Comic Arts, Jonathan Gray, Assistant Professor of English, John Jay College, artist Dexter Vines and yours truly. Aside from my having to terrifyingly reënect walking into a comic shop, it’s a sprightly look at the basic issues of diversity and the widening audience for comics. There’s also a nice segment on a cosplayer who designed a Rita Repulsa costume and others for curvier women.

Go, Look: We Are Comics

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The last few weeks have been, as ever, hopelessly rough on female creators, critics, and fans. Following an article in which writer Janelle Asselin critiqued a cover of Teen Titans and pointed out that Wonder Girl’s breasts were drawn as big – if not bigger than – her head, Asselin has been receiving threats and […]

Fantagraphics to publish MASSIVE gay manga

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As the diaspora of former PictureBox projects begins, it’s just been announced that Fantagraphics is picking up MASSIVE a huge overview of gay manga and its creators, put together by the same team as the very successful Passion of Gengorah Tagame book that came out this year. This promises to be an eye opening and […]

Thought Bubble 2013: Diversity in Comics Panel in Full

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In light of recent discussions and events in the world of comics, this was quite possibly the most important panel of the UK’s favourite convention, and one that took a decidedly positive look at the issues surrounding diversity – or lack thereof – in comics.