Below are some resources for those further interested in diversity within in media, primarily in comics.
Comics by the Numbers:
- Female Creators in Comics Statistics — Tim Hanley, over at his blog, regularly compiles data surrounding female comics creators at Marvel, DC, and other areas of the industry.
- “Your Superheroes Are Not All Cishet White Men” — Tumblr user JessicaCruz maintains an ongoing list of “Big Two” comics led by diverse protagonists. It is the basis for my Diverse Comics Sales feature.
- LGBTQ Cartoonists Database — Comics creator MariNaomi curates a list of LGBTQ cartoonists, alongside a Cartoonists of Color Database with many subsections within each.
- Comichron — A website that publishes and analyzes monthly comics sales.
Celebrating Diverse Comics
- DCWomenofColor and MarvelWomenofColor — Two Tumblr sites celebrating the women of color at DC and Marvel, respectively. Both curate extensive tag lists for listed characters, and DCWomenofColor breaks them down by race/ethnicity.
- Slashpile and LGBTWebcomics — Both Tumblr accounts have thorough lists of queer webcomics sorted out by sexuality and gender identity.
- 10 Rules for Making a Modern Transgender Superhero — TheMarySue contributor Marcy Cook created a list of guidelines for those looking to write a transgender superhero.
- Stop The Press: Vicki Vale And The Superficial ‘Strong Female Character’ — ComicsAlliance writer Juliet Kahn takes down superficially strong and utterly hollow “strong female characters.”
- Why Big Superhero Muscles Aren’t ‘The Same Thing’ As Sexy Curves — ComicsAlliance writer Andrew Wheeler explains that no, muscled men are not the same thing as sexualized women.
- Whitewashing v. Racebending — Tumblr user TimeMachineYeah tackles social justice—with RAISINS.