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GQ.com Interview with BLACK COMIX authors Damian Duffy & John Jennings
July 1, 2010
Here’s a tiny excerpt:
The book’s focus is on creators who’ve emerged during the last few years. You don’t go back to black creators like Denys Cowan or Von Eeden, or Billy Graham, who wrote and drew a lot of the Black Panther stuff. Was that older stuff off-limits to you because you couldn’t get the rights?
DD: That was a big part of it. But we also felt like, with our previous projects, we’d already looked back a lot, and we wanted to do something that looked forward. The book is sort of an entry point into contemporary black comics culture. You can get the book, and if you see an artist you like, all their information’s in there, and you can go and see other stuff they’ve done. It’s meant to be a starting point to open up peoples’ perceptions about what sort of work is out there, what kind of stuff you can read, and what comics can do.
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