April 8, 2015

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Whit Taylor is Interviewed by NEA!

Whit Taylor, photo by Greg Becker as part
of her interview.

Amazing news, as Whit Taylor is interviewed by the NEA about her approach to creating comics. You can find the whole interview here. They call Whit "a rising star" and I could not agree more.

I'm very happy to have been a fan of Whit's work before a lot of other folks joined in, and I'm even happier that over time, we've become close friends. She's not just a great creator, but a wonderful person a well.

It's great seeing Whit get the appreciation she deserves and for being noted as being unafraid to talk about race and gender in her comics. While some might want to be clinging to their dinosaur era--you know, I take that back, it's an insult to dinosaurs--like it or not, people who are not white men are coming to comics, and they're doing it in a big way. I couldn't be happier about that. Comics is a a richer place with everyone at the table.

But that's another talk for another day. For now, I just want you to go and read Whit's interview with an organization that's got a much wider reach that anything within the traditional comics mainstream. They recognize her talent, and I hope that this and some of the other things Whit has going for her (which we'll be happy to announce when it's time) really put her on the map where she belongs. It's well past time.