Dewey Decibel Podcast: Diversifying Comics

Episode 22 looks at diversity and representation in comic books

February 6, 2018

Dewey Decibel Episode 22: Diversifying Comics

In Episode 22, Dewey Decibel features two people who are bringing more diverse voices and representation to the comic book world and libraries.

First, Dewey Decibel host and American Libraries Associate Editor Phil Morehart talks with G. Willow Wilson, the writer of the Ms. Marvel series. She discusses the inspiration behind the character Kamala Khan, the first Muslim-American superhero at Marvel to have her own comic, and why diverse comics are essential to creating a true representation of the world.

Next, American Libraries Associate Editor Terra Dankowski speaks with Mara Thacker, a librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) who curates the library’s collection of South Asian comics. Thacker discusses the UIUC comics and tips librarians can use to diversify their own collections.

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