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Comics artists protest the election by boycotting events in ‘Trump states’

Will they be joined by any more comics creators over the coming weeks?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Nov 15, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 2:20 pm CDT

Two prominent comic book artists have decided to boycott events in states that voted for Donald Trump.

Mexican artist Humberto Ramos, who has worked on dozens of comics including The Amazing Spider-Man and Runaways, explained his decision on Facebook.

Beginning with a celebration of his many happy visits to the U.S., he wrote, “I always felt welcome to the USA until last Wednesday, November 9. I, as well as the rest of the world witnessed with more sadness than horror how that map in the TV screen turned red a color that means stop, danger or beware.

“I know when I’m not welcome and I won’t expose myself to be offended or mistreated, there is no need.”

Ramos went on to say that for the next four years, he will not attend any conventions that take place in red states, where he says, “I am clearly not welcome.”

He was joined by American artist George Pérez (Wonder Woman, Teen Titans), who deleted his Facebook account and confirmed that after fulfilling his current calendar of commitments, he will no longer attend events in Trump-voting states.

H/T to Bleeding Cool

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*First Published: Nov 15, 2016, 1:20 pm CST