In a speech at the National Book Festival at the Library of Congress last weekend, The Shadow Hero writer Gene Luen Yang threw down the gauntlet.
Yang challenged comics creators to overcome their fears of bring criticized for inaccurately portraying characters who are different from them -- in terms of race, gender, or other identifying factors. In brief, he told writers to do some research and get it right, but first and foremost to step outside themselves.
Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.
It's weird being black sometimes. People have expectations that they just assume are true, you know? People at parties want to discuss race relations and Obama all the time for some reason, your non-black friends will grade your blackness, people want to touch your hair, and worse. There a
I've been black since the day I was born, reading comics since before I could properly read, writing about comics since 2005, writing about the intersection of race and comics since 2006, and purposefully writing about the intersection of race and comics since 2007. I spent February 2008
Last evening at its New York City Comic Con Party, Hasbro revealed multiple new upcoming items based on characters from the House of Ideas. Among the new Marvel toys shown were Iron Man 3 items and three new Marvel
It's rare that we see an artist making prints or sketches that could all easily be premises for unmade stories, but Rogan Josh is no ordinary artist. His Tumblr account was already loaded with sharp compositions and in
Axel Alonso, EiC of Marvel Comics, David Gabriel, Senior Vice President of Sales, Stephen Wacker, editor of Amazing Spider-Man, Jonathan Hickman, writer of FF, Greg Pak, writer of Alpha Flight, Daniel Way (Deadpool), Nick Spencer (Iron Man 2.0), Jim McCann (Return of the Dapper Men), and Marve
Fear Itself is just getting started, but Marvel's already teasing what could be in store for T'Challa, the Black Panther with a classified dossier on an "American Panther." Francesco Francavilla's awesome art a
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