Archie Comics writer/artist Dan Parent, was recently nominated for his third consecutive GLAAD Media Award, honoring his work on the Archie Comic Kevin Keller in the Outstanding Comic Book category. Parent will invite Reddit’s global online audience to “Ask Me Anything” on Tuesday, March 19th at 2pm. The online chat will be hosted by GLAAD and social video network #waywire. #Waywire will also produce video responses to select questions that will be posted at both Reddit.com and on waywire.com.
The AMAs are a forum for individuals to solicit questions from Reddit users. Everyone from Bill Gates to President Obama have participated in the past. Now fans will have the perfect opportunity to pick Parent’s brain about the comic that earned him another GLAAD nod, as well as a new following, and find out what he has in store for Archie’s first gay teen.
In addition to his success with Kevin Keller, Parent’s art was featured in the highly publicized Archie Meets Kiss, and he is currently collaborating on one of the biggest crossover events of the year, Archie Meets Glee. One of Archie Comics’ best talents, Parent recently returned from a whirlwind tour to the UK and back promoting M·A·C Cosmetic’s latest collection, Archie’s Girls, featuring the unique styles of comic book icons Betty and Veronica, showcasing Parent’s artwork in fashion magazines worldwide.
The GLAAD Media Awards will be presented in three different cities, beginning with New York City on 3/16, followed by Los Angeles on 4/20 and concluding with San Francisco on 5/11.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://glaad.org/mediaawards.
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GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, please visitwww.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT ARCHIE COMICS:
Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publishers in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica,Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The New Crusaders, The Shield, Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, Archie characters have been featured prominently in animation, television, film and music in various popular incarnations.