Ally Bank is launching an innovative program with WarnerMedia and DC Comics to support and uplift black and diverse writers and artists within the comic book industry.
The program, The Milestone Initiative, was announced on Saturday (October 16) at the DC FanDome in Burbank, Calif. By the co-founder Denys cowan and producer Reggie Hudlin, according to a press release from WarnerMedia. The program gives potential writers and artists the opportunity to apply to participate in a week-long in-person training seminar followed by an eight-week vertical technical training course, where participants can hone their storytelling skills to become the next wave of great comics. authors, specifies the press release. At the end of the summit, participants will receive a grant from the Milestone Fund.
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“From its early years, representation, impact and mentorship have always been at the heart of Milestone Media, and we are proud and excited with DC, WarnerMedia and Ally on Next Generation DC and The Milestone Initiative, cultivating the next big wave. from various storytellers, ”Cowan said in the release.
The Milestone Initiative is the first program of DC Next Generation DC, a talent recruitment and development program designed to increase visibility and opportunities for young writers, creators and illustrators around the world to contribute to DC content.
Milestone was founded to address the lack of colored superheroes in comics as well as the lack of color storytellers creating the content, according to a press release.