Off-Panel: Sana Amanat Became Her Own Hero

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

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“Growing up in overwhelmingly white suburban New Jersey, Amanat was pained and felt like an “outsider” as one of the only Muslim families in the community, and often the only person of color in her class. Amanat’s identity as a Pakistani-American Muslim (her parents were recent immigrants) in an otherwise overwhelmingly Caucasian community led her to find solace in an unlikely place: on the pages of X-MEN comic books, where she found friends and inspiration in the “otherness” of the superhero characters of those stories.”

This video/article from MAKERS on how Sana Amanat is her own hero is everything. (Extra shout out to Sana’s mother talking about how she prayed for a daughter. TEARS, people.)

“As a follow-up to our much-beloved DuckTales Theme Song with Real Ducks, and to kick off this year’s #DisneyThrowback Week, we thought it only fitting to remake the Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers theme song with … you guessed it, real chipmunks.”

WHATTTTT.

“Breaking into comics is tough. So, every year, we at Top Cow run this Talent Hunt, as an opportunity for unpublished artists and writers to get a shot a showcasing their stuff and getting some real industry work.”

Aspiring comic artists and writers, take note!

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