As the co-creator of Bitch Planet, comic artist Valentine De Landro gets to explore intersectional feminism and build a world representing all kinds of women of all kinds of races, minorities and body types, a far cry from his days as an African-Canadian comic fan when he didn’t often see himself represented and had to tolerate a spate of heroes with “Black” in front of their name. We talk about that awkwardness and the eerie way Bitch Planet’s second arc began to allude to Hilary Clinton’s defeat in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election without really meaning to. While De Landro thanks fans for their overwhelming support of the series and the way they’ve created a family in the comic book’s back matter, we openly wonder whether society is really as woke as it purports to be with incidents like the shooting of Philandro Castile still happening at an alarming frequency. This episode sponsored by Hairy Tarantula.
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