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Christian Cooper Turned a Racist Clash Into a New Graphic Novel

How the pioneering comic book writer and bird-watcher turned his Central Park encounter into art

On May 25, 2020, Christian Cooper was involved in the now-infamous Central Park bird-watching incident, when he asked a White woman to leash her dog and she threatened: “I’m calling the cops… I’m gonna tell them there’s an African American man threatening my life.” The video Cooper made of the event quickly went viral; the incident coincided with the murder of

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Amy Shearn

Amy Shearn

Formerly: Editor of Creators Hub, Human Parts // Ongoingly: Novelist, Essayist, Person