|Left to Right: Alex Simmons, Amy Chu, Alitha Martinez, |
Laura Lee Gulledge, Jeremy Whitley
"You gotta wait for those old guards who just don't get it to die." - Alex Simmons
Paraphrasing Alitha Martinez: You need to make new characters, not just colorize a classic.
We talked a bit about "voting with your dollar," and it made perfect sense at the time. But how do we get the general (let's be honest, still predominantly white, male, and straight) comic book audience to vote with us? And how to we communicate that we're buying, for example, Captain Marvel because Carol Danvers is an interesting character and not because Carol Danvers is an attractive blonde? Food for thought...
P.S. I need to be reading Amy Chu's Girls Night Out starting YESTERDAY. Just ordered my copy!