Meet our grantee:
Secret Identities Universe
Type of grant:Innovations in Mass Audience Activation
Graphic novelist and pop culture critic Jeff Yang and the Secret Identities team work with professional graphic storytellers and amateur creators to collaboratively imagine and bring to life organically diverse original superheroes inspired by the personal experiences and cultural heritage of those who traditionally haven’t been depicted in popular culture. To date, they have produced three acclaimed anthologies featuring the work of individuals from across the spectrum of race, gender and sexual orientation.
Over the next year, the Secret Identities team will engage with immigrant and people of color communities across America to collaboratively imagine and bring to life original superheroes inspired by their personal experiences, backgrounds and cultural heritage. Working with writers and artists, they will transform these raw story elements into a fully articulated superhero universe; and shape this content into market-ready treatments and script outlines for TV/film pitching.
Visit Jeff Yang’s website to learn more.