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WRITING FOR ROOKIES Episode 16: Crossover with THE TWO BRANDONS!

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Not for the faint-hearted or easily offended. This episode is a crossover with the new podcast show THE TWO BRANDONS starring writers Brandon Thomas (Miranda Mercury, Voltron: Year One, Voltron) and Brandon Easton (WBs new Thundercats TV series, Shadowlaw, Transformers: Rescue Bots). They discuss how to realistically fix the issues of diversity in the comics biz.

Based in part on Brandon Thomas’ article about the lack of diversity:

http://fictionhouse.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/ambidextrous-337-you-have-to-buy-it/

And Brandon Easton’s article about why there aren’t a lot of Black writers in mainstream comics:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/09/13/understanding-ethnocrunching-how-racism-works-in-the-comic-industry/


By Brandon Easton 03/08/2013 12:18 PM

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  1. Jerry Craft wrote on 03/09/2013 03:22 PM

    Awesome job! Not only did you talk about what's wrong with the industry, you gave common sense solutions to how to fix it. Best of success to your both!

  2. Mark Turner wrote on 03/16/2013 09:31 PM

    Great podcast Mr.Easton and Mr. Thomas! I have a question for you. Are either of you aware of any efforts by established creators such as yourselves to create some sort of "entity" to help create content of different types with a high profile? During the cast Mr.Easton, I believe (please forgive me if I am wrong) mentioned that the likelihood of something like Milestone happening again are slim....that it was what might be considered an aberration in many ways, could we say that this is only the case because we as fans AND also as creators have decided that this is how it will shake out. Why can't creators who have had some margin of success with their own work (and I mean across the board, people of different ethnic groups, sexual orientations and genders)come together work on projects under one "roof" and represent a concentration of talent in the industry will be on a scale that can't help but be noticed. I hope to someday soon be able to contribute to the advancement and education of the art form with as much success as the two of you. I'll continue to take my lumps and learn and eventually get some ideas that I am working on in the arena, but this has always struck me as the one thing that gets overlooked in these discussions. (there is much more that I'd like to discuss with you both, but this is running long. I'd love to interview both of you for the article I do for examiner.com at some point, we can discuss if you are interested off forum). Thanks again and I will continue to do my part to help support change!

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