Marguerite Bennett is an absolute ray of sunshine. If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting her at a convention, you already know this. But even bright, bubbly people have to get serious sometimes.

During our conversation at New York Comic Con 2018, Bennett told ComicsVerse all about the process of saying goodbye to her BATWOMAN story (for now), and how exciting it will be to see her portrayed on television. She also described her approach with the character in her solo series versus BOMBSHELLS. It’s a great conversation — definitely one worth checking out below.

Remembering When We Are

But there was also a solemn moment in the discourse. Marguerite Bennett is a champion of the LGBTQI+ community. She’s received recognition from GLAAD on multiple occasions for her work in comics. She does amazing things for representation in the medium. So it is impossible to talk to a creator whose reputation and work are so rooted in politics and activism without acknowledging the times we are living in.

Even on the floor of New York Comic Con, where you can escape the real world for a weekend and just enjoy things you love, it’s important to take a moment. So we do. ComicsVerse asked Marguerite Bennett about her approach to social media in this turbulent time, and how she stays hopeful in the wake of so much pain and hate. Her answer was sobering. Bennett quit social media a long time ago, which is not surprising. But Bennett also said that she’s struggling to find ways to cope with the political atmosphere.

Though this is completely understandable. Many people are finding themselves in the same mindset right now. And it’s important to see that the people we respect in this business feel the same way. That’s why representation and the kind of work Bennett does are so important. We are in this together, and it’s important that we’re there for each other.

An Important Conversation with Marguerite Bennett

To delve deeper into this important conversation, check out our interview with the incredible Marguerite Bennet at New York Comic Con 2018.

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