African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture
Damian Duffy & John Jennings
- Page Count: 176
- Size: 11 x 9 inches
- Format: Casebound
- Publication Date: July 2010
- Price: $45
- ISBN: 978-0-9841906-5-2
The comics boom of the past 10 years has largely overlooked the artists and writers that comprise the vibrant African American independent comics community. Black Comix 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.
With over 50 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 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.”