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Noirstalgia: Lovecraft Country and Escaping the White Gaze

By Brandon Matsalia   Lovecraft Country debuts next month with the promise of exploring Lovecraftian horrors from the perspective of Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), a Black man and science fiction aficionado traversing the Jim Crow era South in search of his missing father. Joining Atticus on his quest are his childhood friend Leticia Dandridge (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and his equally bookish

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Now YOU Can Join Women In Comics…Here’s How!

Women in Comics Collective (WinC) has relaunched and updated their website. Now, you can become a part of the WinC community or sponsor a membership for up-and-coming creators. That’s all that’s new with the group. For our new members, we have partner discounts, virtual events, a fellowship program, and special access on the website for members only! The relaunch has

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#ComicCon@Home–Informative, But Pale: Shudder’s “Horror Is Queer” Panel

By Foxxy Jazzabelle ComicCon@Home released its “Shudder: Horror Is Queer” panel last Thursday evening as part of its virtual comic convention this year. As a queer Black woman who loves horror, my interests were quite piqued for this panel. But seeing the line-up of chosen panelists on my laptop screen left a lot to be desired. There were five guests

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#ComicCon@Home Panel: “Crazy Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and the Pandemic

By Michele St. Martin The SDCC Comic-Con at Home panel  “Crazy Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture and the Pandemic” was pretty much a roundtable discussion about how pop culture can contribute to mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also explored how the current state of affairs is shaping the entertainment industry and what we’re doing as a creative industry

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Nafessa Williams and WinC’s Foxxy Jazzabelle Talk Black Lightning and Representation

You probably missed the panels on our favorite Black family on the CW in Black Lightning. Here’s a reminder of why we love watching us as superheroes onscreen. Women in Comics Collective reporter Foxxy Jazzabelle sat down with Nafessa Williams in the middle of last season for a chat about the Black Lightning third season and so much more. Williams

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Watch the Blerd Galaxy Team at the East Coast Age of Black Comics Convention

The Black East Coast Back Comics Creators E-Philly Convention was earlier this month, and the Blerd Galaxy team had a panel tho themselves. Listen as Marqueeda, Regine, Jonita, and Vanee discuss the state of comics and blerdom. The ECBACC Con airs online due to COVID-19 this year. For 18 years, the con has been a space for An annual gathering

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Women in Comics Must Stand Together for Fair Payment

The comic book industry holds a deep place in my heart. It has kept generations of people throughout the country and the world, not only entertained but has served to educate and expand artistic horizons. Initially considered to be only a children’s hobby, the average age of American comic book buyers ranges from 18-45 years old; with a growing demographic

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