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Comics & Graphic Novels

Diversity Highlights

Statement of Purpose

Comics and graphic novels offer unique insights into the lives and experiences of minorities; they provide a platform for these voices to be heard and stories to be shared.

By acknowledging and promoting these works, we can help create a more inclusive society that values the stories of all individuals, regardless of their background.

Bringing attention to these works helps support new and emerging artists from underrepresented backgrounds and encourage publishers to provide more opportunities for these voices to be heard.

This is an important step towards creating a more inclusive and diverse society. By recognizing and celebrating underrepresented voices, we can help create a better future for all.

Note on Labels

By it's very nature, language changes over time due to various factors such as cultural influences, historical events, technological advancements, and generational gaps. New words and phrases are constantly being introduced to reflect the changing world around us.

Because of this, the labels various people choose for themselves also change over time. And indeed can exist in a constant state of flux. A label which is comfortable for one person can be anathema to another.

We have done our best here to choose labels which accurately reflect the subject matter we are highlighting. We cannot promise to never get it wrong, but we can promise to do our best to make it right when we mess up.

 

Content Warning

Comics have a long history of problematic representation and treatment of minorities.

For example, early comic books in the US were notorious for their use of racist caricatures and offensive stereotypes of African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, and other marginalized groups.

It is important to recognize the problematic history of comics and to actively work towards more inclusive and diverse representation in the industry.

Content Warning: Some materials contain information about and/or are examples of the historically poor treatment and representation of minorities in comics. They may contain references to: offensive language, stereotypes, and discriminatory practices that readers may find distressing or offensive.

This may include examples of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of discrimination. Reader discretion is advised.

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