Minorities in cartoons: Owlwoman

Owlwoman

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Owlwoman, a DC Comics superheroine (real name: Wenonah Littlebird). Owlwoman first appeared in “Super Friends” #7 (August 1977), and was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon. Wenonah’s backstory is that she’s a Native American from Oklahoma, and is the only American member of the global superhero … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Seraph

Seraph

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Seraph (real name: Chaim Levon), a superhero in DC Comics. Seraph first appeared in “Super Friends” #7 (October 1977), and was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon. Seraph was created for the “Super Friends” tie-in comic in the late 70s as part of an effort to add … Read more

The top 10 minorities in cartoons entries for 2014, plus the winners of the favorite entry poll

Based on Google Analytics traffic, here’s the 10 most popular minorities in cartoons entries for 2014. Charles Xavier (“X-Men”) Russell (“Up”) “Wild Kratts” Alysia Yeoh (“Batgirl”) White Tiger (Marvel) Thomas Kalmaku (“Green Lantern”) Kamala Khan (“Ms. Marvel”) Chloe (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) Trixie Tang (“The Fairly OddParents”) Franklin (“Peanuts”) The most popular entry by traffic’s … Read more

2014 in review poll: vote for your favorite minorities in cartoons!

2014

We’ve reached the end of another year, and with it, I thought I’d give creating another poll a go, as well as take the holidays off from writing minorities in cartoons posts. Thus, here’s the poll: vote for your favorite character(s)/show(s) I’ve written a “minorities in cartoons” post about in 2014. Feel free to vote for … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Toni Topaz

Toni Topaz

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Toni Topaz, a supporting character in Archie Comics. Toni‘s first appearance was in “Jughead Double Digest” #176 (February 2012). Toni was created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz. Toni’s an African-American girl whose signature look is her pink hair and preference for purple clothing. Her initial appearance states she … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Trev Smith

Trev Smith

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Trev Smith of Archie Comics. Trev (short for “Trevor”) first appeared in “Archie” #631 (May 2012) and was created by artist/writer Dan Parent. Trev was introduced as the younger brother of Valerie of “Josie and the Pussycats” fame. (The introductory story seems to establish the Pussycats as being post-high schoolers/college aged, … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “SciGirls”

SciGirls

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is the educational series “SciGirls.” Debuting in 2010, the series airs on PBS, and has had two seasons to date. “SciGirls“‘s goal is to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields to preteen girls. As such, the show features both live-action and animated portions. The animated portions are wraparound … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Girls With Slingshots”

Girls With Slingshots

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Girls With Slingshots,” a webcomic that’s been running since 2004. “Girls” is created by Danielle Corsetto, and runs on weekdays. The strip revolves around its two main characters, Jamie McJack (pictured above, left) and Hazel Tellington (pictured above, right), two friends who deal with various slice-of-life situations, including … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: Black Panther

Black Panther

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Black Panther (real name: T’Challa), a Marvel superhero.  Black Panther (no relation to the African-American political movement of the 60s) first appeared in “Fantastic Four” #52 (July 1966), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Black Panther has the distinction of being the first Black superhero … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “Tutenstein”

Tutenstein

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “Tutenstein,” a cartoon that ran on the Discovery Kids cable channel (now Discovery Family, by way of The Hub) from 2003 to 2008. The series’ premise is centered around its eponymous star, whose real name is “Tutankhensetamun,” a play on the name of real-life Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen (the famous “King … Read more