Saturday, 26 February 2011

QFT- Quoted for Truth

Once again in the honor of the passing of Dwayne McDuffie.

This in response to an interview question; asking whether he was proud to have been seen as promoting ethnic, transgendered, homosexual characters in comics. It's also worth noting while being praised by some communities, some critics took it as far as threatening him with letter bombs.

DM: "Nope. We're not in the promotion business. We tell stories. Our role is to broaden the number and kind of voices being heard. I think different experiences make for fresher stories, so differences in gender, ethnicity, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, etc., are all to the good. There's an enormous untapped talent pool out there. We have just begun to skim the surface. "

For the full interview, in which you can learn more of his comic work and read some great discussion regarding the difference between a characters point of view and the writers: Dwayne McDuffie Interview