Salon Talks: Comics are becoming more inclusive, especially for women, but still have a long way to go

Salon spoke to the writer and artist for Marvel's "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" to discuss feminism's role in comics


Salon Staff
October 11, 2016 12:51PM (UTC)

Last week on "Salon Talks," Amanda Marcotte spoke to Ryan North and Erica Henderson, writer and artist for Marvel's "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl," respectively. The trio discussed the graphic novel, the role feminism plays in comics and New York Comic Con.

Marcotte pointed out that although "Unbeatable Squirrel Girl" is not politically charged, there is a sort of "cheerful feminism" to the work.

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"I hope it's a trend," North said. "I mean, comics in North America have spent twenty years being mainly marketed toward young men."

"It's very oriented toward two main female characters, and I don't think we'd want to make it not feminist with that. Even if it was a mostly dude cast we would want [it] to be more feminist-ly done," Henderson explained.

Watch the full Facebook live interview here.

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