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Saturday, August 27 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
How Do Comics Writers Tackle Sensitive Subjects

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Well written comics can evoke deep emotion reactions and critique society. Sometimes, this is done in ways that are horrific or disturbing. When real life can be stranger than fiction, what is acceptable to show? What's gratuitous, and does it matter? A diverse panel of industry professionals weigh in on topics from race to sex to gender to violence in stories and how these and other socially sensitive subjects can be tackled.

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Enrica Jang

Enrica Jang is the writer and creator of Azteca, Angel With a Bullet, The Star Thief, The House of Montresor, and editor of the annual Red Stylo Presents series of anthologies. Her screenplay The Freshmen was made into a short film, Frienemies, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2011. Read more about her at enricajang.com.
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Matt McElroy

Matt M. McElroy is the Director of Publishing for DriveThruRPG and DriveThruComics. Here, he works with publishers to deliver your favorite RPGs and comics in digital and print editions. Matt also does freelance development and game design for companies like Onyx Path Publishing and Margaret Weis Productions. Some of the lines he has worked on include Vampire: The Masquerade, Hunter: The Vigil and Cortex Plus Heroic Roleplaying.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Margret Smith is the editor of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's MONSTRESS from Image Comics. She is also a PhD student in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studies superhero comics and their industry alongside a host of other media. She spent a year working as an assistant editor in the X-Men office of Marvel Comics, and her essay "The Captain in the Capitol: Invoking the Superhero in Daily... Read More →

Saturday August 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon G

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