The Beat’s marketing reporter Taimur Dar looks at even more issues in last week’s furore: you ask the wrong questions in marketing, you end up with the wrong answers.
The Dwayne McDuffie Awards for Diversity in Comics continued to increase in scope this year at the Long Beach Comic Expo. The annual showcase for diversity in comics, named after the late and acclaimed writer had a better turnout than ever before in its third year. The event began with catering and an open bar, […]
The honoring of good comics in memory of Dwayne McDuffie continues with the announcement of the shortlist for the second annual McDuffie Awards for Kids Comics. The prize, which is sponsored by Kids Read Comics, will be announced at the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival on June 18. The shortlist was sleected from “excellent comics aimed at […]
Yesterday, G. Willow Wilson won the Second Annual Dwayne McDuffie Awards for Diversity in Comics for her work with artist Adrian Alphona on Ms. Marvel. The ceremony was held at Long Beach Comic Expo and began with a speech by Khary Payton (Teen Titans), host of the awards and long time collaborator with the late Dwayne McDuffie (Static Shock). He recounted […]
Although it’s in Playboy, it’s SFW and a must read: former Milestone managing editor Matt Wayne on his friend, the late great Dwayne McDuffie:
While diversity in comics has made strides in the Big Two in the past couple of years, Denys Cowan still wants to see a greater shift in comics: “We’ve never just done black characters just to do black characters,” Cowan said. “It’s always come from a specific point of view, which is what made our […]