Sporadic Sequential
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The P.O.W.E.R. of Positivity

If the (under)representation of women and minorities in the comic industry concerns you, head on over and join P.O.W.E.R. in Comics, a new social network established by retailer Lisa Lopacinski to "Promote Ownership of stores and publishing houses, Writing & Drawing of comics, Editing of comics & Reading of comics and graphic novels for women and minorities." At the moment, Lisa is asking for ideas on how to increase the group's visibility by performing some sort of action outreach, so stop over and offer your suggestions. Lisa has also come up with an idea to publicize independent (i.e., non Marvel and DC) comics by female and minority creators and is asking for recommended works that fit the bill.

As Lisa writes in the site's mission statement, "This community is a positive one, where people can share ideas on how to increase the activity of women and minorities in the comic book industry rather than just complain about how it hasn't happened yet." Lord knows I enjoy bitching about bad comics, but I'm excited that someone is trying to channel the energy of the blogosphere in an effort to bring about positive change. (Besides, there's always this blog as an outlet for negative snark.) So if you have ideas on how to make the comic industry more appealing for everyone, step up and make yourself heard.