- Disney is set to release Big Hero 6, a movie based on Chris Claremont’s Marvel comics, and it looks super cool. The Nerds of Color have some background on the project, and are super excited about what could potentially be the first computer animated Disney movie with a main character of Asian descent. As am I.
- Here’s a great piece on the marginalization of black comic creators that takes particular aim at the trend pieces that, full of misplaced outrage, believe these creators don’t exist at all. [Badazz Mofo]
- Tor has a list of the top ten Asian Pacific American comicbook characters that includes the likes of Amadeus Cho and Lynda Barry.
- So LeVar Burton is making Reading Rainbow happen again via Kickstarter! (The show—oh fine here’s the theme song—has previously been made into a tablet app, but will now be much more widely available.) Mallory Ortberg over at the Toast thinks he deserves all the money (cosigned!), and when the project reached its $1 million goal in 11 hours, Burton cried.
- Interested in how fairy tales went from being adult stories passed on from woman to woman to male-controlled moralizing tales for children? Here ya go. [The Toast]
- Also from the Toast (I know, I’m sorry, I’m a little obsessed right at the moment), a short story about a Mexican werewolf falling in love with an awesome Filipina witch.
- If you only read one thing today, let it be this amazing piece on misogyny, entitlement, and nerds. Making connections between Elliot Rodger and video games, it’s a really important piece on the systematic dehumanization of women in nerd spaces. [The Daily Beast]
- I wrote a couple more pieces for Quirk Books, in case y’all are interested: My top ten literary siblings, and the coolest herbs and spices in literature (obviously gillyweed makes an appearance).
- And finally, Autostraddle talks about the wonderful things happening in queer games right now.