A Call for a More Diverse Ethnic & Minority Representation of Featured Guest Artists & Writers at Comic Book Conventions
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To my fellow Comic Book Convention Community, I started this petition to bring awareness to my observation I’ve made for a number of years. Increasingly, there appears to be a lack of ETHNICALLY DIVERSE INDIVIDUALS AND MINORITIES, including but not limited female artists and writers as Featured Guests at major comic book conventions and similar events.
Each year there continues to be a larger emergence of attendees who are Black, Latino, Asian, Bi, Gay, Transgender, other minorities as well as less popular fan bases who support these events. Consequently, these diverse groups do not receive quality representation when comic book convention owners, organizers, and promoters select their Featured Guests line up and panels. I believe the featured guest lists should reflect this broad growing fan base, and demographic.
Please join me by signing this petition today to voice your feelings and support for the selection of a greater, more diverse roster of Featured Guests at these and similar events. In addition to your support as a community, you will place a greater spotlight on talented people whose quality work can be appreciated and cherished. The presentation of our unified voice will send a strong message of our presence and contributions to this vast and ever expanding community with its multiple fan bases.
In closing I would like to acknowledge artist Jack Kirby (Aug. 28, 1917 – Feb. 06, 1994) and Writer: Dwayne McDuffie (Feb. 20, 1962 – Feb. 21, 2011) for their unwavering contributions to usher in and support greater ethnic diversity and representation in the comic book industry. Even though these two talented men are not present with us today I would hope that you will decide to carry on with their vision and purpose.
Thank you for your time, support, and attention,
Eric M. Cooper
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