New Black Comics Blog, Upcoming Book

To promote the June release of the coffee table book Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture, its authors have launched a blog to provide more information about black comics and artists.

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The book celebrates the “vibrant African American independent comics community … 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.” The foreword is by Keith Knight (The K Chronicles). I don’t know whether this is intended to be an anthology (reprinting little-known comic stories) or a survey book (talking *about* the stories, characters, and artists), but I suspect we’ll get more information as release date approaches.

The authors, Damian Duffy and John Jennings, previously created The Hole: Consumer Culture, and in 2007, they curated the show Other Heroes: African American comics creators, characters & archetypes.


2 Responses to “New Black Comics Blog, Upcoming Book”

  1. Damian Says:

    Hi Johanna!
    It’s closer to survey. We intend it as sort of a coffee table/art book, sort of like an art show catalog, with articles about some of the important people, conventions, etc.

  2. Johanna Says:

    Oh, neat! Thanks for clarifying that for me. I look forward to seeing it!

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