Women in Comics Collective (WinC), is an initiative founded by Regina Sawyer in 2012 to educate, promote and support a movement towards women working in the Comic Books and under other media umbrellas. In their outreach WinC hosts events, workshops and other activities throughout the country. This past weekend, June 30, 2018, we attended one of their events in New York City.
A clip has been circulating online of Kevin Fierg the President of Marvel Studio hinting at a possible induction of Kamala Khan, New Jersey’s very own Miss Marvel. For those who are unfamiliar, Khan is a Pakistani American teenager of the Islamic faith who gains her powers in a “freak accident” like many of her hero counterparts. President Fierg doesn’t go into details on how or when they plan to introduce Kamala to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) but allow me to ramble and speculate. But before I jump into it. Check out the clip below.
As the AnimeNEXT festivities continued on we took a break and sat in this Diversity panel hosted by The Panel Sisters. There were so many panels on diversity at this con this year I was so proud to see everyone get to express themselves and find others that identify with them. Diversity is necessary in all sorts of media and I’m excited to see what creators of new anime and manga will come up with after seeing fans call for more diversity.
Neo Yokio is a six-episode animated series premiering on Netflix. It is produced in collaboration between Studio Deen and Production I.G. Inc. Some notable series developed by Production I.G. Inc. are Ghost in the Shell, Eden of the East and Psycho-Pass. Some notable series produced by Studio Deen are Hetalia, Rurouni Kenshin, and Fate/Stay Night. The cast includes rising star Jaden Smith, veteran actors Susan Saradon, Jude Law and Steve Buscemi.
I’ve been a fan of Anime, comic books, and video games for as long as I can remember. For me, growing up around mostly Black and Latin peoples nerd related things were a foreign concept. So when I dabbled in these mediums the idea of equal representation never crossed my mind until I became an adult.