The nominations for the 2017 Glyph awards are out. These awards honor “the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does strive to honor those who have made the greatest contributions to the comics medium in terms […]
Cosplay is here to stay and I’m glad. Here’s why.
This is the last night we’ll go to sleep with Barack Obama as President. Some may be glad, others may be crying at the very thought. Keith Knight has a powerful comic at Fuse about what can’t be taken away. The past can’t be changed. And to quote Star Trek, one person cannot change […]
There was a kerfuffle yesterday! Over this J. Scott Campbell variant cover to Invincible Iron Man #1. The books stars new character Riri Williams, a brilliant 15-year-old mechanical whiz, as the new person in the armor. Now, Campbell is known for drawing sexy women, and while the above cover is pretty mild compared to past […]
One of the biggest stories at New York Comic Con involved a confrontation between Rromani activist Vicente Rodriguez and comics writer Peter David at an LGBTQ X-men panel. You can read Beat reporter Elana Levin’s initial report here; David’s first response here; and Levin’s follow-up interview with Rodriguez here. While he had doubled down on […]
By Elana Levin Peter David has written a blog post defending the anti-Romani statements he made at the New York Comic Con LGBTQ X-Men panel. You can read my own report of the panel here. David has apologized for the tone of voice he took but he is doubling down on the truth of […]
by Elana Levin At Thursday’s LGBTQ X-Men panel a Romani fan asked the panel about the representation of Romani people in comics and how they are often characterized as thieves or unstable. Peter David responded in an elevated voice that when he was in Romania he saw a child being dragged by its parent. The child […]
While the advocacy for an Asian Iron Fist has positive intentions and is well reasoned, it is not the hill advocates of media representation should seek to die on.
Today, cartoonist Nidhi Chanani announced that her first graphic novel, Pashmina, has been picked up by First Second to be released in 2017. Pashmina is the story of a Indian-American girl named Priyanka Das who lives in Orange County and seeks to reconnect with her mother’s Indian roots. She finds a pashmina shawl that whisks […]