This is a crossover event on a cosmic scale. As poets and BIPOC writers carving out their own space in the Marvel Universe, Fatimah Asghar and Eve L. Ewing have opened up new portals between poetry and comic fantasy with their work on Ms. Marvel and Black Panther respectively. Joined by Ms. Marvel creator, screenwriter, and comedian Bisha K. Ali, we talk about making these inter-dimensional connections across forms and fictions, and how their presence in and understanding of history, identity, and community shapes the Marvel Universe they want to create.
This programme is part of the Spotlight on Asian-American Authors and is made possible with the support of the U.S. Embassy Singapore.
Fatimah Asghar is a poet, filmmaker, educator, and performer whose work includes an Emmy-nominated web series, a National Book Award Longlisted book of fiction, a critically acclaimed book of poetry, and they served as the co-producer and writer of "Time and Again" for Ms. Marvel on Disney+.
Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a Chicago-based sociologist of education and an award-winning author of four books, most recently Maya and the Robot (July 2021). She has written several projects for Marvel Comics, most notably the Ironheart series, and is currently at the helm of Black Panther.
Bisha K. Ali is a showrunner and writer who executive produced the sixth series of Netflix's Black Mirror, as well as writing its final episode Demon 79. Prior to that, Bisha showran Ms Marvel for Disney+, wrote an episode and worked as Executive Story Editor on Loki for Disney+, worked as a Consultant Producer on The Baby for HBO & Sky, and wrote on Mindy Kaling’s Four Weddings & A Funeral for Hulu & MGM. She also ran her own fellowship scheme with Netflix & Sky to uplift diverse talent.
Andeasyand is a Nurulhuda Izyan who wrote and illustrated A Drip. A Drop. A Deluge: A Period Tragicomedy. She peddles puns and observations surrounding mental health, the period cycle, and everything in between through illustrations and long captions. When she isn't, she is making a crafty mess.