Biases and Culture in Comics

It seems that the biases of one’s own gender, one’s own race, one’s own family upbringing, one’s own religion, one’s own political beliefs, one’s own personality and personal development, define much of what the comics one creates are about.  It seems to me that I could transcend these defining characteristics and make a significant contribution to the cultural capital of this country during my time here, alive and working on art and writing.

Most comics are the displays of power and prestige in white America.  Most comics creators are probably not Christians, because there is a bias of power and influence in that political direction of against doctrine and hypocrisy of the church.  But there is not a bias in the favor of another religion.  There is only the reference to other types of belief, such as a bias in favor of vigilantes and police.  There are commonly known psychological biases, such as the bias  to create characters similar to the creator’s heart, and emotions.  There are not a lot of intellectual comics, but there are some that would stand out in that way if analyzed as such.  Comics seems like something made as an afterthought, and not forethought.  They are not planned to be great books.  They are planned to be counter to the greatest literature, in the way of showing a low brow appeal to the counterculture, youth culture, the rebellion against the tyranny of labor and upper-class values.  No dominant culture has been given much credit for creating the peculiar circumstances upon which all the comics glut has been based upon.