Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Now, here is an interesting news item.
A group of syndicated cartoonists are protesting newspapers that chose not to syndicate another strip featuring people of color on the basis that they already are running strips (or even just one strip" that meet "diversity demand."
Can you imagine if this happened in the comic book industry?
"Oh, we already have a 'black' book. We can't have more than one black book at a time."
"We're already using an Asian female. What, you want TWO Asian females?"
"We've been instructed by the Higher Ups to include a Middle-Eastern character that is not a terrorist. If anybody can think of something, please e-mail me."
"Well, if we have another gay character on this team, we fear it is going to be perceived as the gay team."
"We already have an Asian female writer. You want TWO Asian female writers?"