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Interview: Larime Taylor on Finding A VOICE IN THE DARK

Interview: Larime Taylor on Finding A VOICE IN THE DARK

Writer and illustrator Larime Taylor joins us to discuss his creative process in developing the independent comic book series, A Voice in the Dark. A series that originally was funded exclusively through Kickstarter, A Voice in the Dark is making the move to Image Comics’ Top Cow Productions this November. Featuring a young college freshman

LGBT Visibility: Batwoman and the Agency of Marriage

Thursday, Batwoman co-authors J.H. Williams III and W. Haden Blackman released a joint statement announcing their departure from the title due to conflicts with DC editorial staff. One of the most significant revelations out of this statement was the fact that Batwoman (Kate Kane) and girlfriend Detective Maggie Sawyer would not be allowed to marry,

Crisis of Epic Proportion: Is Batwoman the Marrying Kind?

Two weeks ago and for the first time in over eight years, the government of the United States, my home nation, recognized my marriage. My husband and I are now considered legally wed, with all rights, responsibilities, and privileges — for better or for worse — as any other married couple would be, opposite or

Interview: Joseph P. Illidge on the Intersections of Comic Books

Joseph Phillip Illidge started his editorial career at Milestone Media, Inc., the first Black-owned mainstream comic book company and home to Static Shock!, the award-winning Warner Bros. cartoon. The first African-American to become an editor of the Batman line of comic books and graphic novels for DC Entertainment, a subsidiary of Warner Bros., Joseph was

Interview: Dan Parent Blazes a Trail with KEVIN KELLER

Wizard World Chicago was held August 8-11 this year, with guests aplenty filling up a rather large artist alley. Chief among them was Dan Parent, writer and artist of numerous Archie Comics, most famously Kevin Keller starring Riverdale’s first gay teenager. Parent is the recent recipient of a Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book for

The Million Dollar Debut of Alysia Yeoh

Okay, so this isn’t exactly about the debut of Alysia Yeoh, who actually made her first appearance in Batgirl #1 (2011). It’s more of a revelation, which is just as significant. For the longest time, people who do not fit into the binary XY-male/XX-female gender model have had no proper representation in comic books. Gender

LGBT Visibility: Evolution of the Lexicon, or I Am… Queer

What does the word “gay” mean? Is it a description of sexuality? Emotion? Sexual identity? Cultural identity? All of the above or none of the above? Labels by nature are fluid: they are created to categorize and they change over time when they are found to be false, dubious, incomplete or obsolete. Sexuality was originally

Interview: BATWOMAN and LGBT Visibility with J. H. Williams III

J. H. Williams III (Promethea, Detective Comics, Batwoman) has in essence become a comic book legend. A three-time Eisner Award winner, critics and audiences continuously praise his artwork which has been described as positively gorgeous. He is also the recipient of the 2012 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book for his work on Batwoman

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