Many in our comic book reading constituency have been inspired by our favorite medium to look within ourselves for attributes that our favorite caped crusaders would be proud of. It is almost a foregone conclusion that we have been inspired to be bigger, faster and stronger than we were the day before by these illustrated protagonists and antagonists alike. But, because we’re just mere mortals, many of us fall short. However, when it comes to Afua Richardson, there’s a lot of reality interwoven into her remarkable story. Comic book illustrator, cosplayer, writer, musician and human beat box, Her work has appeared in Marvel, Dark Horse and Image Comics.
Keeping in tune with Women’s History Month, we sat down with the incomparable Afua Richardson to discuss women in comics from an artistic and character point of view as well. Check out our lively discussion and chime in to tell us what you think. Excelsior!