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The Illustrators

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. 

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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

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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. 

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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

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A cartoonist living in New York City who has been professionally creating comics for four years.

Fandom: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Stephen King's It, etc. 

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As a bisexual, Laura draws her favorite characters with who they can project their own gender and sexuality.

Fandom: Naruto, The Raven Cycle­, etc. 

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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.

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