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 partnered with the Otis College of Art and Design over this past Spring 2018 semester, as a community partner on the school’s Comic Heroes course taught by Candace Lavin.
Our objective together was 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 were amazing! Roughly half a dozen student groups published original comic stories that feature new and exciting LGBTQ+ characters. Each one used It Gets Better® as a central theme, and inclusion and diversity were core tenets.
Check out our top two favorite comics from the course below. Just click their graphic covers, and enjoy the show!
Stay tuned to see more great It Gets Better® comics from Otis College, coming your way next semester!