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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #105 on: August 14, 2011, 01:17:05 pm »
It is interesting that Bendis is taking these bold steps in terms of creating a new black character. But on the other side of that we have people like Hickman who more or less said they are afraid to write black characters. it does nothing for diversity in opinion.

http://www.ifanboy.com/content/audio/Word_Balloon_Podcast_-_Jonathan_Hickman_Q_A_Part_One 1:16
I didn't listen to his interview, but I respect feeling nervous about doing something wrong. 

I don't have a problem doing white, black, whatever characters, but there's a point of cultural specificity that makes me nervous.  Axel and I have talked about how ridiculous it that there aren't more Mexican superheroes, but I didn't feel comfortable writing one.  I'd rather find a Mexican writer and put him or her on.

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #106 on: August 14, 2011, 01:24:16 pm »
Ok I respect your body of work and that you write on of my favorite characters. But how does a writer such as your self promote diversity in the books?

EDIT: Not trying to be snippy by the way. :D
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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #107 on: August 14, 2011, 01:45:15 pm »
I help talented people of color get jobs in the industry.

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #108 on: August 14, 2011, 01:50:19 pm »
Ok I see. Interesting. So you think it is partly an authenticity issue and maybe there needs to be more diverse talent to tackle this problem? Thanks for answering my questions! It's rare I get to talk to an industry writer  ;D.  This is an issue that I have talking about around the net ESPECIALLY given the Spidey news.

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #109 on: August 14, 2011, 10:03:18 pm »
D-Ruck ur post count is 666!!!! :o

lol that's cool if you don't like it. It's better than saying that it's a "gimmick" for some reason that term makes the hairs on my neck stand up.

Good lookin out for that post count, lol

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #111 on: August 15, 2011, 08:22:24 am »
thats awesome Wise!


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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #112 on: August 15, 2011, 10:03:16 am »
thats awesome Wise!



Yeah, I clipped the image!   This one's a keeper! :)

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #113 on: August 15, 2011, 10:19:51 am »
That's too cool, Wise!  I love that, I'mma have to steal it! LOL

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #114 on: August 15, 2011, 04:50:27 pm »
on a related note-- http://tinyurl.com/3tu6rwe
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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #115 on: August 15, 2011, 07:06:01 pm »
on a related note-- http://tinyurl.com/3tu6rwe





Wow!  If I see that comicbook (Spider-Mom) on the shelves, I'm picking it up!

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #116 on: August 15, 2011, 09:24:50 pm »
on a related note-- http://tinyurl.com/3tu6rwe





Wow!  If I see that comicbook (Spider-Mom) on the shelves, I'm picking it up!
It's only online, but it's a brilliant idea, and a great use of the medium.

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #118 on: August 16, 2011, 11:38:49 am »
Glad you guys liked it, even though the effect would have been better if ithad included Hal Jordan as a solitary White face (JLU reference FTW), or maybe even switch the gender of everyone except for Hal, to pissz off sexists too. ;)

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Re: The Power Of A Black Spider-Man
« Reply #119 on: August 16, 2011, 01:46:17 pm »
Glad you guys liked it, even though the effect would have been better if ithad included Hal Jordan as a solitary White face (JLU reference FTW), or maybe even switch the gender of everyone except for Hal, to pissz off sexists too. ;)
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