Why Is the Price of Representation Pain?

Why do stories of representation so often include pain and bigotry, rather than acceptance? Allen reflects with DC Rebirth.

The Catharsis of Representation in Comics

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 on Social Media?

What happens after you call out poor representation in a book or comic on social media? Brenna recently had that experience over on Panels.

I Called Out SUPER HUMAN RESOURCES on Twitter, and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

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.

Writing Diversity: Telling a Story vs Telling the Story

"Write what you know" becomes an issue when you are also trying to incorporate diversity into your story. Who can write diverse characters?

Reading Women in Comics as a Gay Man

Allen writes about reading comics and being inspired by female characters as a black gay man.

Being a Comics Fan is Harder and Easier than Ever

Geek culture is becoming more mainstream, but comics still suffers from issues of inclusivity, representation, and gatekeeping.

Body Representation in Comics

On Imperfect Representation vs. No Representation