Episode 7: Comics & Diversity
Comics may tell fantastical stories about the future, but they are largely stuck in the past when it comes to diversity. In this episode, Frank talks with Erica Schultz, writer of M3, about comics and their history with diversity.
I could talk for hours about diversity and representation, not only in comics but in all forms of media. It’s a topic that I follow closely and am passionate about.
So when I met Erica at the Baltimore Comic Con, it was amazing. Here is a woman working in comics, a field that has a sad lack of diversity. You need only walk through the tables at any comic con to see the staggering lack of anyone who isn't a white male.
But those artists and writers are out there.
I suggest to everyone, if you go to a comic con, wander through the artist’s alley and talk with everyone. Don’t talk with just the comic book writers and artists you've heard of, talk to the ones you've never heard of. That’s how I met Erica, and you might be surprised at who you’ll meet.
- Follow Erica on Twitter
- M3's web site
- Erica Schultz on COMIXOLOGY
- Purchase Erica's Winston Churchill documentary on COMIXOLOGY
- Purchase Erica's M3 collection on COMIXOLOGY
- Purchase Erica's Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne [Kindle edition] on Amazon
- ComicsAlliance: Hire This Woman: Writer Erica Schultz
- Wonder Woman on Wikipedia
- Fatomah, the first comic superheroine on Wikipedia
- Madame Fatal on Wikipedia
- Red Tornado (Ma Hunkel) on Wikipedia
- Woman in Red comic on Wikipedia
- Phantom Lady on Wikipedia
- The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines [Kindle Edition] on Amazon
- Watch the full interview