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The immense popularity of comics and graphic novels cannot be ignored. But in light of the comics boom that has taken place over the past 10 years, the artists, writers and publishers that make up the vibrant African American independent comics community have remained relatively unknown – until now. Black Comix brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard The immense popularity of comics and graphic novels cannot be ignored. But in light of the comics boom that has taken place over the past 10 years, the artists, writers and publishers that make up the vibrant African American independent comics community have remained relatively unknown – until now. Black Comix brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard of, and undeniably masterful, comics art while also framing the work of these men and women in a broader historical and cultural context. With a foreword by Keith Knight and over 50 contributors, including Phonzie Davis, Jan-Michael Franklin, Frances Liddell, Kenjji Marshall, Lance Tooks, Rob Stull, Ashley A. Woods and many, more, the cross section of comics genres represented includes manga, superheroes, humor, history, science fiction and fantasy. This book is a must-have for comics readers.


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The immense popularity of comics and graphic novels cannot be ignored. But in light of the comics boom that has taken place over the past 10 years, the artists, writers and publishers that make up the vibrant African American independent comics community have remained relatively unknown – until now. Black Comix brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard The immense popularity of comics and graphic novels cannot be ignored. But in light of the comics boom that has taken place over the past 10 years, the artists, writers and publishers that make up the vibrant African American independent comics community have remained relatively unknown – until now. Black Comix brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard of, and undeniably masterful, comics art while also framing the work of these men and women in a broader historical and cultural context. With a foreword by Keith Knight and over 50 contributors, including Phonzie Davis, Jan-Michael Franklin, Frances Liddell, Kenjji Marshall, Lance Tooks, Rob Stull, Ashley A. Woods and many, more, the cross section of comics genres represented includes manga, superheroes, humor, history, science fiction and fantasy. This book is a must-have for comics readers.

30 review for Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture

  1. 4 out of 5

    Melody

    It was OK. There's some really beautiful artwork in this book and there's some really bizarre artwork in this book. As a fan of comics, I thought it had a good mix of super detailed mainstream style stuff and more newspaper-like easy to digest, black and white line art. Every artist is given a paragraph (sometimes less than a paragraph) description and I wish there would have been more space to talk these black artists up. I also expected some longer passages about black comics in history and po It was OK. There's some really beautiful artwork in this book and there's some really bizarre artwork in this book. As a fan of comics, I thought it had a good mix of super detailed mainstream style stuff and more newspaper-like easy to digest, black and white line art. Every artist is given a paragraph (sometimes less than a paragraph) description and I wish there would have been more space to talk these black artists up. I also expected some longer passages about black comics in history and pop culture. There's some. But I was left wanting more.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Centauri

    I learned about the first newspaper published in America by a Black-owned company, back in the 40s. I also learned that music and film and other arts are merging to be a profound means of Black expression. That was just the beginning of the stuff I learned about. I honestly had never thought about who was writing the comic books or drawing them when I was a kid. I just wanted to read them and awe at the images. I didn't start thinking about lack of representation until I was in high school, and s I learned about the first newspaper published in America by a Black-owned company, back in the 40s. I also learned that music and film and other arts are merging to be a profound means of Black expression. That was just the beginning of the stuff I learned about. I honestly had never thought about who was writing the comic books or drawing them when I was a kid. I just wanted to read them and awe at the images. I didn't start thinking about lack of representation until I was in high school, and so much more after that. It still baffles me how far we have yet to come, reading this book. I found myself wondering about how come I had never heard of any of these artists or their work. I mean, the convention in Philly alone - I never even heard of it. And I wish I had witnessed the museum exhibit of Black creators in the comic industry. The book taught me that there is a movement going on, but it is not publicized as much as it should be. It was an eye-opening experience

  3. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Peterson

    There is so much talent on display in these pages, I have only heard of a select few black artists(wonder why). But these artists in the book are unique, artists like Lana Andrade, Chuck Collins, Keith Knight, and Leilani Hickerson for example. There are also series or titles I hope to look into soon like Brotherman, Blackbird, Left Handed Sophie, Mama’s Boyz, DSX, Horseman: The Book of Olorun, Miscegenation of Life, and maybe a few more. It would be awesome to see more complications of artists There is so much talent on display in these pages, I have only heard of a select few black artists(wonder why). But these artists in the book are unique, artists like Lana Andrade, Chuck Collins, Keith Knight, and Leilani Hickerson for example. There are also series or titles I hope to look into soon like Brotherman, Blackbird, Left Handed Sophie, Mama’s Boyz, DSX, Horseman: The Book of Olorun, Miscegenation of Life, and maybe a few more. It would be awesome to see more complications of artists of color.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    A diverse collection of comic book artists. I look forward to finding some of their comic books.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Vincent Stoessel

    Beautiful collection of Black Comic creators. In a way a little depressing to see so much talent that we still remain mostly in the shadows. Looking forward to the sequel, Black Comix Returns

  6. 5 out of 5

    Margot

    This is a great exhibition of snippets of artwork by great black comic artists. I just wish it was in the form of a "best of" where we get to read an actual example of a comic by each of these artists, instead of just some splash pages as examples of their artwork. I enjoyed the essays sprinkled throughout, and of course the intro by Keith Knight. This is a great exhibition of snippets of artwork by great black comic artists. I just wish it was in the form of a "best of" where we get to read an actual example of a comic by each of these artists, instead of just some splash pages as examples of their artwork. I enjoyed the essays sprinkled throughout, and of course the intro by Keith Knight.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Thistle & Verse

    A lookbook of mainstream and indie creators of Black comics. I was hoping to spend more time with each artist, but its intention is mainly to be a sampling of current creators.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Excellent resource for public librarians or collectors looking to build a collection. Visually appealing and informative.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    Good stuff.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Terrence O'quinn

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tracie

  12. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

  13. 4 out of 5

    Todd

  14. 4 out of 5

    Wakandan Furyan

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ova

  16. 4 out of 5

    Mupps Mong

  17. 4 out of 5

    Evan

  18. 4 out of 5

    Shade Sun

  19. 4 out of 5

    Chloe A-L

  20. 5 out of 5

    Thelisia

  21. 4 out of 5

    Joe Givens

  22. 5 out of 5

    shayne avec i grec

  23. 5 out of 5

    Michael Vancalbergh

  24. 5 out of 5

    Alyson Vuley

  25. 4 out of 5

    JoJoTheModern

  26. 4 out of 5

    OTIS

  27. 4 out of 5

    Douglas

  28. 5 out of 5

    Justin

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jason B. Wood

  30. 5 out of 5

    Allison Hanna

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