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:

Diversity In book publishing isn't just about writers — marketing matters, too

Reflecting diversity in children’s book publishing

Publishing statistics on children’s books about/by POC and first/native nations

2016 changed the discussion of diversity in children's books


On adding diversity to the college syllabus

How art shaped message for the Black Panther Party


Women illustrators and creative ancestry

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



Meet the east coast’s first black female comic book store owner

Reflections on the subtle racism of shifting skin tones in a Marvel comic

New Invincible Ironman cover sparks a debate

Cartoonists of Color Database

12 LGBTQ Inclusive comics you should be reading

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