"...and we are a hell of a lot more diverse than you might think."
May 2, 2014 8:49 AM Subscribe
We are comics.
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When former DC Comics editor Janelle Asselin wrote a scathing critique
of the art on the company's new "Teen Titans" book, the response she got was depressingly predictable
; a deluge of insults, some anonymous rape threats and even one (less predictable) attempt to hack her bank accounts. But after much of the online comics community rallied around
Asselin, a tumblr-based project to show off the true diversity of comics creators and fans took off.
We Are Comics is the brainchild of writers/fans/editors Rachel Edidin, Arturo R. Garcia, and Elle Collins.
An epilogue: In the wake of Asselin's abuse, Comic Book Resources - the Eisner-winning news site that hosted her original article - has locked its community forums and started over fresh,
with a brand-new civility code.