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Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture Hardcover – July 27, 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher; 1 edition (July 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984190651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984190652
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.9 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,554,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is awesome!! But first, in the spirit of full disclosure, my work is featured in the book. Now, having gotten that out of the way I can continue.
THE BOOK IS AWESOME!!! I mean a collection of artist of African descent that do comics!! WHAT?! I wish there was something like this when I was coming up as a young artist. Although I confess, I did have some pretty good teachers. There are people, young and old, that need to see that there quite a number of us doing this work we call comics, within the mainstream context and outside the mainstream. There men and women creating and giving voice to our stories. Stories we say we want to see, and stories we haven't thought of seeing or thought existed. John Jennings and Damian Duffy have put together a real treasure here. The ideas, the talent...it's all humbling and awe inspiring. Not only are there ground breaking artist such as Dawud Anyabwile (formally known as Dave Sims) creator of "Brother Man" and Kenji, creator of "Witch Doctor", but John and Damian feature an historian, Professor William Foster III who chronicles the history of black in comics on the page and off, and they feature convention organizers that are artist as well such Turtel Onli, founder of the Da Black Age of Comics convention in Chicago and dubbed father of the The Black Age of Comics, Yumi Odum, founder of ECBACC (East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention)in Philadelphia, PA, Alex Simmons,creator of the Black Jack franchise, and founder of the Kids Comic Con in The Bronx, New York, and Joseph Wheeler III and Iyabo Shabazz, dynamic husband and wife team and founders of Onyx Con in Atlanta,GA.
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By andre on April 7, 2013
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I love the exposure this tome gives but very disappointed with the business end of art itself that afro-american Artists have to go this route to be recognized. I have been in art school for 5 years and the only afro-american artist that is slightly mainstream is Leo Dillion and he just recently passed away. Very bad sign for young and talented youth of color.
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When you look inside be prepared to see some of the most diverse work in comics. From inside the industry to the very fringes many great artists with a passion for their craft are featured. The book is a solid starting point to finding out more about comics created from an African American perspective. I have two; one for reading and one for gawking at the beautiful cover that John Jennings and Damian Duffy have put together. A good table book it's at least 1.5" thick and well designed this book should make a great addition to the library of comics and art collectors alike.
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Big fan of graphic novels and their illustrations. This is a wonderful collection, compiled by a very talented duo in John Jennings and Damian Duffy. Would recommend to anyone interested in learning more about talented, underrepresented artists who deserve to have their work recognized more broadly.
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