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    Draven Katayama

    Writer at Sidequest and Women Write About Comics; past executive editor of Kollaboration and writer at Newsarama and Comicosity. Say hi on Twitter: @loudlysilent.

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  • Women, POC, and LGBTQ Creators in February’s Marvel Comics

    Women, POC, and LGBTQ Creators in February’s Marvel Comics1

    Marvel Comics has had successes and failures at representation in its characters in recent months. But what about the creators of these comics? Do the writers, pencillers, inkers, colorists, letterers, and cover artists Marvel hires to weave its narratives reflect reality, or do they perpetuate the same disappointing history?

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  • Sisterhood in Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

    Sisterhood in Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before1

    I recently realized that many protagonists in books and shows I loved growing up didn’t have siblings. Hermione is an only child, as is Rory Gilmore, Hazel Grace Lancaster, and Glee‘s Rachel, Quinn, Santana, and Brittany (or their siblings did not appear in the story). Katniss’ relationship to her sister Prim was pivotal to The

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