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Talking about representation in comics and some of the comics that might expand your thinking about inclusivity in the history of comics.
Representation matters, but only if it's done accurately. It isn't enough to include diverse characters if they aren't portrayed authentically.
Why is white, male, cisgender, able-bodied, and heterosexual the default in the Big 2 superhero universes? Allen discusses why diversity should be central.
Seeing representation in comics can mean different things to different people.
We've all seen Twitter callouts of poor representation—but what happens after that? We discuss next steps with a creator.
Latonya suggests a set of guidelines that publishers can follow to make diverse and inclusive comics easier to find for readers.
Why do stories of representation so often include pain and bigotry, rather than acceptance? Allen reflects with DC Rebirth.
Representation in comics matters. Allen discusses how people read comics differently, and derive different things from them.
What happens after you call out poor representation in a book or comic on social media? Brenna recently had that experience over on Panels.
When Brenna confronted Ken Marcus about the slur in SUPER HUMAN RESOURCES, he acknowledged his mistake. What follows is a lesson on owning our errors.
"Write what you know" becomes an issue when you are also trying to incorporate diversity into your story. Who can write diverse characters?
Allen writes about reading comics and being inspired by female characters as a black gay man.
Geek culture is becoming more mainstream, but comics still suffers from issues of inclusivity, representation, and gatekeeping.