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“Insecure” showrunner Prentice Penny is launching a comic book company to support up-and-coming BIPOC talent.

Nov 30 2021

Insecure showrunner Prentice Penny is launching a comic book company to support up-and-coming BIPOC talent. YPulse’s employment and career goals research found that nearly half (47%) of 13-39-year-old BIPOC consumers want a career in the arts. We told you about all the new programs supporting BIPOC talent, and Penny is working with Stranger Comics founder Sebastian A. Jones for a yet-to-be-named joint venture that will serve as an incubator and development lab for BIPOC creators and their IP “to find inroads to publication and adaptation to other mediums.” The company has already identified two projects, David Crownson’s Harriet Tubman Demon Slayer and Jaycen Wise from creator Uraeus, which are currently being developed for TV. In addition to fostering new talent, the new venture has plans to launch online mentorship programs to inspire aspiring creatives. (THRCollider)