Off-Panel: March 6, 2015

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“The Sikh faith, aspirations, and experiences of Sikh people are invisible in comics, and this is precisely why Deep Singh, created by Supreet Singh Manchanda and Eileen Alden, deserves finesse and nuance in how he is portrayed.”

A Sikh comic book hero? That is awesome. One who perpetuates stereotypes? That’s a bit harder.

“Fan films are the ultimate way for devotees to pay tribute to the characters they love. They give fans the chance to show how the beloved heroes (and antiheroes) should be portrayed — without the creativity-sapping “benefit” of focus groups, hack screenwriters and overpaid producers.”

If you’ve got headphones at your desk (or are blissfully enjoying a snow day at home), these short films are worth a watchTroops has been one of my favorite short films for years.

“When Leonard Nimoy passed away last week, the internet was heaving with tributes for the Star Trek star. Now Nimoy has been immortalized in an official Star Trek product — the massively mulitiplayer role-playing game Star Trek Online”

I’m not much of an MMO player, but this feels pretty perfect.


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