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Secret Identities Can Be So Hard on the Eyes: Gender Identity in Genre Comics
Nov 7, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
If you know genre comics, you know the perceptions that come with them: Masks, capes, feats of strength, damsels in distress…and sometimes damsels in worse situations than that. For better or worse, mainstream comics are built on tropes such as these. What you may not know is that, like a good secret identity, sometimes there is more than meets eye. Genre is back in a big way – – from the movies we watch right down to the comics being published outside the mainstream – – and creators everywhere are working to redefine what it means to be a hero as well as challenging the presupposition that the good guy always gets the girl…because sometimes, as we all know, the girl has to save the guy’s ass.
Join local Brooklyn creators LARA ANTAL (Tales of the Night Watchman), MARGUERITE DABAIE (The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories), ROBIN HA (Women of Marvel, The Dress), and MOLLY OSTERTAG (Strong Female Protagonist) as they discuss how comics are changing for the better and how you the reader (or fellow creator) can help implement such change. Moderated by HANNAH MEANS-SHANNON of BleedingCool.com.