An earlier piece of mine went up today on the New Statesman site too, this time talking with Stephen Collins, Paul Cornell and Grant Morrison about politics in their work, as well as some quotes from Chris Ware and Joe Sacco.
“In the past, comics companies have tended to suggest diversity should ‘happen naturally’, as if when you leave a comic book open overnight gay men might grow in the pages like mustard and cress, so it’s great that Marvel are now championing it, doing it deliberately. Because that’s the only way it can be done.” - Paul Cornell
It’s a long-form piece, so I’m super chuffed with this one ^^;;
Read here! - "The Art of the People": How Comics Got Political