Seven illustrators from various underrepresented populations were asked about their experiences with fan culture. The interviews look into how fandom has changed readers' perceptions of fiction.
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A visual artist and illustrator from India who draws queer characters from fiction, including books for adults and young adults.
Fandoms: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Stranger Things, Naruto, etc.
A Mexican freelance illustrator who draws characters from Middle Grade and Young Adult literary fiction.
Fandoms: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, Disney
A Caribbean-American illustrator on Instagram and Tumblr whose drawings are inspired by literary and cultural themes that center on the representation and inclusion of brown girls in fiction novels
Fandoms: Shadow and Bones, House of Badawi, The Ivory Key, ect.
A Brazilian illustrator is known for drawing people into the fictitious world they want to escape into.
Fandom: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson series, Heroes of Olympus series, and Magnus Chase trilogy
An aro-ace illustrator who creates fan art on Instagram. They love to draw and read, especially drawing their favorite characters.
Fandom: The Raven Cycle, Percy Jackson series, Six of Crows, etc.