Author: Shannon Miller

Romance is Not the Enemy of Strength: Strong Female Characters Want Love, Too

Romance is Not the Enemy of Strength: Strong Female Characters Want Love, Too

One of the fandom memories that I hold close to my heart stems from the night of February 21, 2016. It was the night when Michonne and Rick Grimes finally got together in the season six episode of The Walking Dead titled “The Next World.” […]

#TBT: My Closest Friendships Came From Fandoms

#TBT: My Closest Friendships Came From Fandoms

Note: this essay originally appeared on HelloGiggles. I think you get the best sense of a person when they are deeply engrossed in something they love. That relentless passion can inspire the most intense behaviors — good and bad — that are mostly explained away […]

Behind the Ink: Kim Gaines and Grub Machine Comics

Behind the Ink: Kim Gaines and Grub Machine Comics

Kim Gaines is one of the passionate masterminds behind the new comics company, Grub Machine Comics. On October 31st, Grub Machine will premiere Eventide, a comic thriller about a group of teens poised to saved the world against war-mongering ghouls. Kim was kind enough to […]

#TBT – What a Future Without You-Know-Who on The Flash Could Look Like

#TBT – What a Future Without You-Know-Who on The Flash Could Look Like

Note: This article originally appeared on The Mary Sue. Last Tuesday night  fans of The Flash tuned in for the finale of its arguably most frustrating season to date. Between the repetitive—and sometimes confusing—ripple effect of Flashpoint, the totally preventable (but still a little awesome, in areas) […]

Behind the Ink: Taneka Stotts and Genué Revuelta

Behind the Ink: Taneka Stotts and Genué Revuelta

When we discuss inclusion in comics, it’s helpful to remember two basic truths: 1.) speaking boldly is imperative for holding major publishers accountable, but also 2.) independent creators have been leading the charge and creating inclusive content for years. Take independent creators Taneka Stotts and Genué Revuelta […]