Jean Marie Munson is a Filipino American born and raised on the island of Guam. Since completing her history degree at UNLV, she launched her independent webcomic, Green Machine Comix. It features slice-of-life comics and biographical content aimed at young women readers. In the span of launching her own high school comic series, Pushover Comics, and solidifying her local comic distribution, Jean has focused on expanding collaborative efforts of comic-making in the valley. She is part of the Maximum League of Aspiring Artists at Maximum Comics, co-founded The Comic League of Extraordinary Fans at Alternate Reality Comics, orchestrates Comic Jam meet-ups at Cosmic Comics!, and teaches comic workshops at The Writer’s Block and Vegas Comics. As of last year, she officially opened up Plot Twist Publishing as an avenue for local writers and artists to make comic anthologies in the Las Vegas Valley. Her current comic work is a collaborative series with Melina Chavarria, The Magic Glasses, a young Latina coming-of-age story.
The history of the comic industry shows that it adapts to change–sometimes just in the nick of time. Join James Robinson, Ibrahim Moustafa, Jay Edidin, Ulises Farinas, Jean Munson, and moderator Pj Perez for a spirited discussion of how increased diversity in comics and pop culture is the path to a better future for everybody.