Hello, loves. Some of you know what I’m doing right now, some of you do not. For the latter portion of that group I’m really excited to let you all know that as part of my Final Major Project for college I am going to be writing a comic book. A scripted, penciled, inked, comic book. The work involved with that part is probably going to kill me but luckily before I get onto doing any of that I have to do some research first.
The project isn’t just about comics, that would be hella broad so I have chosen specifically a topic that’s very close to my heart - Women in comics.
At least, that’s what I’ve said I’m doing.
As a person who gets routinely angry about accurate/equal representation in all forms of media this project is going to start with women in comics and it is (I hope) going to span very quickly into representation of all kinds of people in comics, why it’s important, how it’s changed, and how we would like it to change in the future. It’s very easy for me to detail my own answers to those questions but that doesn’t make for a very convincing argument in a professional project so I’ve written a very informal questionnaire and that is where, if you like, you come in.
I know a lot of you and will probably ask you personally to do this (though of course there is no obligation to do so and I’m not going to be upset if you decline) but I’m sure there are lots more of you that I don’t know that could help me out with this.
If you’re interested in filling out a short form that will help me prove to a group of examiners that I’m assuming will primarily consist of middle-aged straight white people (no disrespect to them) that representation is important and those ‘minorities’ in the audience are not as minor as a lot of people think please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the file and more info. From there you can decide if you would like to fill it out, like I said there is no pressure if you feel uncomfortable with it once you see it, I just thought it was worth throwing it to the wind considering I’m handing out copies to a lot of my buddies in the real world.