- Posted by Johanna on June 15, 2006 at 12:31 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Inspired by Cheryl Lynn … can you name a black female comic creator?
Update: Thanks to my knowledgeable readers! Here’s some links:
Alitha Martinez — I can’t find any good examples of her work, and comics.org is down, but she has created art for Marvel titles, including Iron Man and Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four.
Barbara Brandon-Croft — she was recently the only African-American woman with a syndicated strip, although “Where I’m Coming From” ended earlier this year. Shame, it was good, both funny and thought-provoking. My local paper has few things to recommend it, but it was one of the very few at the end still running the strip.
That’s more than I knew before, but I wish there was at least one still working in print comics as a writer (because my biases are showing — I prefer story to art and print to web).
Update: For more on this topic, visit The Ormes Society, a website dedicated to the subject.