“World of Wakanda,” “Luke Cage,” “Teen Titans”: We recently spoke to the writers behind these comics (and others) about creating authentic characters of color. ➡️ wbez.org/worldview/comics ⬅️ . "I write stories for past versions of myself. I write stories that would have been something that I wanted to see or needed to see," Vita Ayala said. Ayala joined other Latinx artists to create the comic anthology, “Puerto Rico Strong”, which traced the long history of Puerto Rican resistance from colonization. .
Here’s who else you can hear from: -Mat Thompson, author of “Icognegro"
-Felicia D. Henderson, who wrote “Teen Titans"
-David F. Walker, who rebooted Ernest Tidyman’s character "Shaft"
-Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, who created the Puerto Rican character La Borinqueña
-Nicholas Da Silva, who created "Dread & Alive", a Jamaican-inspired multimedia series of comic books
-Yona Harvey, who contributed the origin story of the Zenzi in “World of Wakanda"