Representation in Comic Books: From Absences to Affirmatives
Saturday Aug 20 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (1 hour)
Kansas City Convention Center - 3501B
Diversity Characters Recommendations Comics
Bitch Planet gives us a larger woman who is proud of her body, the Lumberjanes show queer teenage romance, Hawkeye is deaf, and yet Oracle was ejected from her wheelchair and became Batgirl again, echoed in the TV series Arrow, where Felicity Smoak was 'fixed' by science. Our panel discusses representation within comics, where we are succeeding, how representation is moving forward, and where it still needs to avoid harmful stereotyping, assumptions or tokenism.