SDCC 2010: MBP Presents Black Comix: African American independent comics, art and culture
By The Editor
July 22, 2010 - 11:22
The comics boom of the past ten years has largely overlooked the artists and writers that comprise the vibrant African American independent comics community. Authored by comics creators and scholars Damian Duffy and John Jennings, Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture brings together an unprecedented collection of little-known, but undeniably masterful, comics art while also framing the work of these men and women in a broader historical and cultural context.
Packed with the action comics of creators like Shawn Alleyne, Grey, James Mason, and the more cerebral, abstract stylings of Phonzie Davis and Darryl Ayo Braithwaite, Black Comix is the first book of its kind. With over fifty contributors, including Dawud Anyabwile, Eric Battle, Kenjji Marshall, Afua Richardson, Larry Stroman, Rob Stull, Lance Tooks, and many more, the cross section of comics genres represented includes manga, superheroes, humor, history, science fiction and fantasy.
As Keith Knight, the creator of the K Chronicles, (Th)ink and The Knight Life, writes in his foreword, "Cartoonists are like jazz musicians. Everyone has their own style, their own influences, their own instruments and techniques they work with. There are many on display in this book. Appreciate and embrace the diversity."
For more information on everything Black Comix, check out the authors' bustling website: www.BlackComixBook.com.
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