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Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture
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 ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by Mark Batty Publisher
(first published 2010)
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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 ...more
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.