The digital world has opened us all up to a lot of professional advantages, in terms of showcasing skills and networking with other creators. We now have personal websites and portfolios and LinkedIn accounts that may or may not be frequently checked. However, time and time again one of the most informal sites ends up being the most useful for creators: Twitter. It’s already well-known that professionally branding yourself on Twitter can be helpful, but 2016 saw a new trend emerging in how Twitter can be used to uplift minority creators.
The written word in the form of a physical book became popular with Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type. eReaders first picked up steam with the release of the Sony Reader in 2006 followed by the Amazon Kindle in 2007. The latest and greatest reading technology is motion books, presented by Madefire and the Madefire app. […]
Some people think a “feministic” piece of media simply passes the Bechdel test. Some comics know it takes more than that to impress the ladies these days. One of my all-time favorite comics that knows this is the Avatar: The Last Airbender Free Comic Book Day chapter produced by Dark Horse Comics. A few of […]
We’ve all heard the cries of how #WeNeedDiverseBooks. Fortunately, the comics industry is listening! Ms. Marvel has been a woman of islamic descent since August of 2013, and the Batman universe finally got a story centering around three women of color with Gotham Academy. October of 2014 introduced the dystopia of Bitch Planet where noncompliant […]
In the world of comic books, Portland ranks among huge metropolises like New York City, San Diego, and Los Angeles. This is largely due to the city’s rich history of comics and the many vibrant comic conventions held here. However, the main catalysts behind the success of Portland comics are the creative comic book writers […]
Within just a few weeks of each other, two comics-related events were held this spring in Seattle and Portland, offering different opportunities for fans and creators alike to celebrate nerd culture and embrace comic art and illustration. As a comics fan and editor, I was excited to have easier access to comics conventions after moving […]