Resources

A regularly updated list of helpful articles, education materials, and information related to the goal of equal representation in the illustration and design professions.

Book Publishing

On gendered book covers and being a woman designer:
http://lithub.com/on-gendered-book-covers-and-being-a-woman-designer/

Diversity In book publishing isn't just about writers — marketing matters, too
http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/08/09/483875698/diversity-in-book-publishing-isnt-just-about-writers-marketing-matters-too

Reflecting diversity in children’s book publishing
https://readingspark.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/picture-this-reflecting-diversity-in-childrens-book-publishing/

Publishing statistics on children’s books about/by POC and first/native nations
http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp

2016 changed the discussion of diversity in children's books
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/lifestyle/fifty-great-illustrations-from-2016/


Education

On adding diversity to the college syllabus
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/07/the-complicated-process-of-adding-diversity-to-the-college-syllabus/493643/
 

How art shaped message for the Black Panther Party
http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/394919/art-shaped-message-black-panther-party/


Gender

Women illustrators and creative ancestry
http://www.dbdowd.com/illustration-history/?platform=hootsuite

Female illustrators weigh in on sexism, feminism and the illustration industry

 
An open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists who take freelance work

 

Comics

Meet the east coast’s first black female comic book store owner
http://blacknerdproblems.com/an-interview-with-ariell-johnson-founder-of-amalgam-comics-everyone-has-the-right-to-have-their-story-told/
 

Reflections on the subtle racism of shifting skin tones in a Marvel comic
https://thenib.com/lighten-up-4f7f96ca8a7e

New Invincible Ironman cover sparks a debate

Cartoonists of Color Database
http://cartoonistsofcolor.com/

12 LGBTQ Inclusive comics you should be reading
https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/06/loud-proud-12-lgbtq-inclusive-comics-for-pride-mon.html

NPR Code Switch interview explores how comics are used as spaces for mapping race and identity
 
Black cartoonists on life under Trump
 
 
Business Practices