Joseph Phillip Illidge
Joseph Phillip Illidge is a Senior Editor for Lion Forge Comics, and a public speaker on the subjects of race, comics and the corporate politics of diversity. In addition to his coverage by The New York Times, CNN Money, the BBC and Publishers Weekly, Joseph has been a speaker at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Digital Book World’s forum, Digitize Your Career: Marketing and Editing 2.0, Skidmore College, The School of Visual Arts, Purdue University, on the panel “Diversity in Comics: Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexual Orientation in American Comic Books” and at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art in New York City. In 2017, he oversaw the launch of Catalyst Prime, Lion Forge's new shared universe superhero comics line, with a focus on inclusivity in characters and creators.
Articles by Joseph Phillip Illidge
Joseph Illidge examines the recent Denzel Washington film "The Equalizer" as a metaphor for the Black man in America.
Joseph Illidge explains what Gotham City detective Crispus Allen, "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes and cartoonist Gene Luen Yang have in common.
ChrisCross tells Joseph Illidge about his wide-ranging comics career, from superhero books like "Captain Marvel" to his new production company.
In the second installment of THE MISSION, Joseph Illidge connects Marvel's "Mighty Avengers" series to "chameleons" working within the system.
Joseph Phillip Illidge brings his column "The Color Barrier" to a close with a preview of what's to come from his new CBR series: "The Mission."
Reginald Hudlin sits down with CBR's Joseph Illidge for a lengthy discussion about reader expectations, "Django Unchained" and more.
Joseph Illidge picked up "Futures End" #3 and wonders if a "thugged out" portrayal of Mister Terrific undermines the character -- or matters at all.
Joseph Illidge's final COLOR BARRIER recounts lessons learned from Dwayne McDuffie and the looks to the future of diversity in comics.
Phil Jimenez concludes his talk with Joseph Illidge, touching on his dual roles, minority status and how comics have helped him grow as a person.
Joseph Illidge sits down for part one of a lengthy interview with writer/artist Phil Jimenez about Wonder Woman, sexual politics and comic book race relations.
Joseph Illidge discusses the ongoing work involved in maintaining a presence in comics with industry veterans Brandon Easton and Le Beau Underwood.
Johnny Storm will be played by a Black actor in Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot, but, as it turns out, that's not the reason fans are angry.
Joseph Illidge speaks with comic book artist and musician Afua Richardson about exploring the theme of identity and more in her art and music.