Dr. Sheena Howard and David Walker Talk Catalyst Prime’s Superb LIVE this Monday
Written by David Walker and Dr. Sheena C. Howard Superb follows teenager Kayla Tate who is forced to move back to her hometown of Youngstown, Ohio where the mysterious superhero “Cosmosis” battles the supposedly-benevolent corporation Foresight. What makes Superb unique is that the superhero, Jonah, has Down Syndrome and publisher Lion Forge is working with the National Down Syndrome Society on the portrayal of the character and will include educational material for readers.
Joining Graphic Policy Radio to discuss this new series are writers David Walker and Sheena C. Howard.
Sheena C. Howard, is a Past Chair of the Black Caucus and Associate Professor of Communication at Rider University. Howard is an award-winning author, including a 2014 Eisner Award winner for her first book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation. She’s also the author of Black Queer Identity Matrix and Critical Articulations of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation. Howard has appeared on NPR, The Washington Post, ABC, Philadelphia Weekly as well as other networks and documentaries. She’s an expert on popular culture, race, politics and sexual identity negotiation. She also writes for The Huffington Post.
David F. Walker is an award-winning comic book writer, author, filmmaker, journalist, and educator. His work in comic books includes working with Dynamite, Marvel, IDW/Monkeybrain, and Dark Horse. He is also the creator of the YA series The Adventures of Darius Logan.
Walker is also a leading scholar expert of African-American cinema. He’s directed and produced films, written for numerous sites as screen editor and film critic, and taught courses such as documentary filmmaking, writing for comics, and film criticism.