In honor of Black History Month, I thought I’d make a list of all of the fabulous Black women writers, artists, and editors who are working at Marvel, MAX, DC, MINX, CMX, Vertigo, Wildstorm, Image, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Fantagraphics, First Second, Avatar, SLG, Devil’s Due, Drawn & Quarterly, Tokyopop, VIZ, and Del Rey.
This post was inspired by my discovery that once again the Black Panel at NYCC would have absolutely no female speakers. And so I wracked my brain to think of a black woman working in comics who would make for a wonderful addition to the panel. I could only come up with three. Two of them are listed above. The third would be C. Spike Trotman, the creator of the self-published comic Templar, Arizona. Those are the only three black women I know of working in the field of comics…and that has to be wrong, right?
Also, there are no women of color on the panels dedicated to women in comics. Are they being overlooked or do they simply not exist? At this point, I’m beginning to think it’s the latter.