The Bras They Are A-Burnin’

While we all take a moment to recover from a wonderful Calgary show, and the even more wonderful wedding of our friend and brother Becker, Moss here to bring you today’s page, which I feel is an important one.

The subject of gender and racial diversity in comics is one that is often debated. Are there enough women? Are minorities represented adequately? There are a lot of very tough questions to ask.

In the wake of DC’s impending re-launch, it was noted that something like only 2% of the writers and artists involved in the project were female. This sparked a lot of debate online and in the offices around here on a topic that I think is a pretty important one.

Personally, as a consumer, all I want is the best possible comic book for my money. Created by man, woman or horse, all i want is the best that a given publisher has to offer. As long as no one is being actively discriminated against, may the best person, mineral or vegetable win.

Today’s discussion-worthy page was drawn by the affable Joe Dunn:

While obtaining a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City, Joe Dunn fell in love. First with sequential storytelling and then with a lady. He’s spent the last decade devoted to those two things, tying the knot and working steadily on webcomics such as Joe Love’s Crappy Movies, Matriculated, Coffee Achievers and Another Videogame Webcomic. Joe has since relocated from the big bad city to the peaceful suburbs of New Jersey where he hopes that his odd hours and rowdy music don’t bother the neighbors.

And while Ed makes his way back from Calgary, it was colored by the even more affable Richard Clark:

Born in a crossfire hurricane (actually Cleveland, OH), Richard P. Clark’s illustration career began in 1993 while still an undergraduate at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Since then, he’s worked for a wildly varied list of clients in several industries-among them HBO, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and Alcoholics Anonymous. He’s been finding work again in the Comic Industry, including a recent job for Dark Horse providing finishes over Darick Robertson’s breakdowns for The Guild-Vork comic. He’s hoping this recent turn into the comic lane sticks as there are literally scores of stories he’d like to unleash on the world. Mr. Clark currently resides in Upstate NY after a 10-year tour of duty in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and a goofy dog named Barnaby.

See how we put “DC” together there? “Dunn & Clark?”

For more incredible wit like that, we’ll see you here Wednesday!

-Moss

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