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Diversity Comic Con: Scholastic Panel
The team behind Scholastic Graphix, the publisher of Dog Man, Raina Telgemeier, Bone, and more, discuss how graphic novels get made. Learn how a graphic novel goes from pitch to bookshelf, the role of an editor, and recent trends in the children’s graphic novel space. This program is ideal for graphic novel creators and aspiring publishing professionals. Featuring Phil Falco (Creative Director), Megan Peace (Editor) and Jonah Newman (Assistant Editor), Moderated by Carli Spina (FIT Head of Research).
As part of its Civility Week, FIT hosted the Diversity Comic Con for a third year, and in 2020 it was completely online. The comic con features panel discussions, speed networking, drawing contest, cosplay challenge, a comic anthology an a virtual marketplace/exhibition.
While the medium of comic books has been around for almost a century, the presence of minorities—as both subjects and creators—has been sorely lacking. But times are changing, and the participation and visibility of multicultural art and stories are more crucial than ever.
More and more, the lines between print and screen media are blurring and merging as stories that were once the domain of comic books become the movies and television shows of today. Comic books are the beginning of visual storytelling.
Diversity Comic Con gives students an opportunity to be exposed to careers that are truly multidisciplinary while providing a venue to showcase their work to publishers, professionals, and the general public. This event gives them an invaluable experience and will widen their horizons.
This event is fully sponsored by a grant from the President’s Diversity Council.
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