Comic industry leaders are in Central New York saying representation of all people matter. The sixth annual "Cripping" The Comic Con was held Saturday at Syracuse University.
The event highlighted people with disabilities in comics. Archie Comics CEO Nancy Silberkleit was in attendance to introduce their latest character. Her name is Scarlett Saltee and she has autism.
Siberkleit says comics are supposed to reflect the real world, and it is about time someone with autism was included.
"We came out with this comic book because I believe comics is a powerful platform to convey information and ideas. So with our new character, Scarlett, she desires friends, she wants friendships, she wants to be included, but her social cues make that difficult for her," Silberkleit said.
Organizers say they picked S.U. for the forum due it's strong advocacy for people with disabilities on campus.