Steven Universe is often described as groundbreaking, as it’s one of few children’s cartoons to feature allusions to a same sex romance. In Friday’s SDCC panel and press interviews, series creator Rebecca Sugar elaborated on her personal connection to the show’s LGBTQ themes.
By Nancy Powell The line outside Room 23ABC at 9:20 AM Saturday morning was already two deep before staff let people filter into the room nearly half an hour later. School children – Muslims in burqas, black, white, Asian, Hispanic — had taken up many of the early spots. Their roles would be explained later. Regular attendees, […]
By Nancy Powell Vita Ayala (Black Mask Studios), Ted Lange (Warp Zone) and Ronald Wimberly (The Prince of Cats) joined moderator Patrick A. Reed for a panel discussion on how evolving tools and technology have changed the face of comics, serving as a platform from which to launch new voices and new ideas. Central to the […]
By: Nicholas Eskey During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, writer and artist Ben Hatke is spending time with publisher First Second to help commemorate their 20th anniversary. Fortunately for me, I got a chance to sit down with Ben in the hot San Diego sun and take some time from his already busy dance card. […]
By: Nicholas Eskey Artist Dave McKean is in every aspect a Renaissance Man. He expresses himself in illustration, art installations, music, theatre, writing, graphic design, and more. Notable for his work with author Neil Gaiman on the Sandman comic series cover art, Mr. McKean always finds a way to stay creatively busy. At this year’s […]
by Jerome Maida If sales are any indication, DC Rebirth seems to be truth in advertising, as the line wide relaunch has seen the company dominate sales in a way not seen for a long time. Perhaps no character has led the way more than DC’s revitalized Superman. The Man of Steel’s resurgence on the […]
By Kevin Pearl On Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso was added as a last minute moderator for the Divided We Stand Panel, where the company revealed more of its post-Civil War II Status Quo. Creators Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor), Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), David Walker (Nighthawk), Jim Zub (Thunderbolts) and […]
By: Nicholasville Eskey Predominate over this last decade, there have been great discussion, controversy, and positive changes in the LGBT community. It is sad that such advancements for those that identify as queer has taken so long, such as being recognized as legally eligible for marriage rights and benefits. As a gay man, this topic […]