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Racebending.com Presents Creating Diverse Characters in Fiction at C2E2!

Racebending.com Presents Creating Diverse Characters in Fiction at C2E2!

Racebending.com is proud to host our second annual C2E2 panel discussion: Racebending.com Presents Creating Diverse Characters in Fiction. The panelists represent a wide array of writing and artistic disciplines including comics writing and illustration, acting and  scriptwriting, novelization, editing, and criticism. Panelists will share their experiences crafting diverse characters in each m...
Jen Wang: Gamer and Comic Artist of “In Real Life”

Jen Wang: Gamer and Comic Artist of “In Real Life”

Jen Wang is the artist on the new graphic novel, In Real Life, a book that delves into gamer culture. She is also bringing a very real showcase of the diversity in the comics industry with this weekend’s Comic Arts Los Angeles Festival. Jen was kind enough to give contributor Gabrial Canada some of her time via email to talk about comics and gaming culture and the importance of acknowledging...
Racebending will be hosting a panel at Awesomecon Indianapolis!

Racebending will be hosting a panel at Awesomecon Indianapolis!

Racebending.com is proud to announce that we will be hosting a panel discussion: Racebending.com Presents: Diversity in Comics at this years Awesomecon Indianapolis held from October 3rd through the 5th at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Panelists include Jeremy Whitley (@jrome58), the Eisner nominated creator of Princeless, as well as local Indy webcomic artists and authors G Pike (@Gpike_)...
Mitali Perkins and Gene Yang on Race and Humor

Mitali Perkins and Gene Yang on Race and Humor

Mitali Perkins is an author and educator. Her books are primarily focused on young readers. Her works include Monsoon Summer, Rickshaw Girl, Bamboo People, and Secret Keeper.  Mitali Perkins is the editor and one of the ten contributors to Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices. The ten authors She brought together for open mic were herself Gene Yang, David Yoo, Cherry Cheva,G. N...
Gene Yang on The Shadow Warrior, Diverse Books and Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift

Gene Yang on The Shadow Warrior, Diverse Books and Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift

  Gene Luen Yang was nominated for an Eisner for his recent work on Boxers and Saints at First Second Books. The two companion graphic novels focus on the story of the Boxer Rebellion: One from a Chinese fighter who has joined the Boxers in order to preserve his way of life and the other from the vantage of a Chinese Christian affected by the conflict. Gene’s previous work has been pro...
Diverse Means for Diverse Worlds panel at C2E2!

Diverse Means for Diverse Worlds panel at C2E2!

Racebending is proud to announce that we will be hosting our first Midwest panel discussion on media representation in comics, Diverse Means for Diverse Worlds at this years C2E2 in Chicago! The panel is focused on art and storytelling techniques in comics that allow fantasy worlds to mirror real world diversity. It is presented by an equally diverse roster of panelists whose own work and experien...
Interview with Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan, YA Authors

Interview with Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan, YA Authors

Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan are two well-known, published authors in the young adult genre and proof that dedicated white fantasy authors can include characters of color in their works. Holly Black has written non-white and non-straight characters in her books since her first novel, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale . Two of her popular book series feature biracial lead protagonists, the Modern...
The Mortal Interview: Cassandra Clare on Diversity

The Mortal Interview: Cassandra Clare on Diversity

Cassandra Clare is the product of an adventurous literary family. Born in Tehran, Iran, she is the daughter of respected American author Professor Richard Rumelt. Her grandfather Max Rosenberg produced the first horror film in color, The Curse of Frankenstein, in 1957 and is perhaps most noted as the producer of the Doctor Who films in the 1960’s. While she was still a toddler, her father spent...
Bioware on Expanding Romance Options in Games

Bioware on Expanding Romance Options in Games

Today marks the release date of Mass Effect III, which is the first installment of the video game trilogy to allow players to choose a male avatar and romance another male character. screenshot from a romance scene from Mass Effect 3 (spoilers) One of the hallmarks of Biowares storytelling is the nuanced portrayals of relationships and interactions between characters. This is no small feat consi...
The Woman is Red – The Racebending of Billie Frechette

The Woman is Red – The Racebending of Billie Frechette

Under happier circumstances, Billie Frechette would have been my great aunt. She toured around the country for five years with my great uncles as part of the “Crime Doesn’t Pay” stage show. There, she recounted her six months with their son and brother John Dillinger–and her own two years in jail that came as a result of her fateful romance with him. Billy Frechette bookin...
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