We Need Diverse Kids Comics

We Need Diverse Kids Comics

May 30, 2020, 11:40 AM - 12:20 PM

Live Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bookcon
Language:
English

Roxane Gay and co-writer Tracy Lynne Oliver join Mike Curato, Varian Johnson and illustrator Shannon Wright to discuss how race and gender influence their new works. These own stories star African-American characters and LGBTQIA+ young adults in graphic novels that reflect a diverse set of identities. Moderated by Alex Lu (The Beat) and sponsored by the CBC Graphic Novel Committee. Watch live at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bookcon

Panelists:
Roxane Gay and Tracy Lynne Oliver (THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS)
Varian Johson and Shannon Wright (TWINS)
Mike Curato (FLAMER)

Moderator:
Alex Lu (The Beat)

Contributors

  • Roxane Gay

    Panelist

    Roxane Gay co-wrote the original graphic novel THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS.

  • Tracy Lynne Oliver

    Panelist

    Tracy Lynne Oliver co-wrote THE SACRIFICE OF DARKNESS, an original graphic novel.

  • Varian Johnson

    Panelist

    Varian Johnson is the writer of the graphic novel TWINS.

  • Shannon Wright

    Panelist

    Shannon Wright illustrated TWINS, the middle-grade graphic novel.

  • Mike Curato

    Panelist

    Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of the Little Elliot series and has illustrated a number of other books for children, including Worm Loves...

  • Alex Lu

    Moderator

    Alex Lu is a freelance comics editor and writer for THE BEAT.

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