Who loves comics?!
The It Gets Better Project sure does! Our obsession began in 2013, when we first partnered with Archie Comics to celebrate Kevin Keller Day. We’ve been working to elevate LGBTQ+ voices and stories from the comic world ever since.
That’s why we started partnering with the Otis College of Art and Design in Spring 2018, as a community partner on the school’s Comic Heroes course taught by Candace Lavin.
Our objective together has been simple: help create a course that encourages Otis’ students to embrace “immersion design” – i.e. the creation of content that encourages audiences to be active rather than passive consumers and to embrace social equality.
The results have been amazing! Roughly half a dozen student groups have published original comic stories that feature new and exciting LGBTQ+ characters. Each one has used It Gets Better as a central theme, and inclusion and diversity were core tenets.
Check out our top comics from past semesters of the course below. Just click a title and enjoy the show!
Stay tuned to see more great It Gets Better comics from Otis College coming your way next semester!