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.