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BLACK COMIX RETURNS, curated by John Jennings and Damian Duffy

BLACK COMIX RETURNS, curated by John Jennings and Damian Duffy

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A celebration of African American independent comic art and culture, curated and compiled by New York Times bestselling authors John Jennings (Eisner winner for The Blacker the Ink) and Damian Duffy (Octavia Butler’s Kindred), featuring art and essays from nearly 100 prominent African American comic creators in the field today. 


In 2010, Professor John Jennings and Dr. Damian Duffy compiled and published a 176-page collection of art and essays celebrating the vibrant African American independent comics community. Black Comix featured over 50 contributors, including Dawud Anyabwile, Eric Battle, Kenji Marshall, Afua Richardson, Larry Stroman, Rob Stull, Lance Tooks, and many, many more. It met high praise throughout the industry and quickly sold through its respectable print run despite interest and demand—used copies now fetch $60-150 on Amazon and eBay. Flash-forward eight years: the comic industry has changed a lot since then, and the amount of African American talent continues to grow and amaze. While huge strides in diversity have been made, John and Damian felt the time was right for another spotlight on the topic. Rather than simply reprinting the first edition, considering the number of fresh new voices and changes in the industry, a whole new volume felt necessary. This massive volume is a milestone spotlight on the amazing diversity in comics today.


Curated by: John Jennings and Damian Duffy
Illustrated by: Abdul H. Rashid, Afua Richardson, Akinseye Brown, Alex Simmons, Andre Batts, Anthony Pugh, Arie Munroe, Ashely A. Woods, Avy Jetter, Barrington Edwards, Ben Passmore, Brandon Easton, Brandon Thomas, Bryan Cristopher Moss, C. Spike Trotman, C. Steenz Stewart, Carl Varnardo, Charlie Goublie, Chris Visions, D.J. Kirkland, Darryl Ayo Braithwaite, Dashantren Williams, Dave Crosland, David Brame, David Walker, Dawud Anyabwile, Enrique Carrion, Eric Battle, Fred Noland, Greg Anderson-Elysee, Jamal Igle, Jamar Nicholas, James Stanley, Jason Reeves, Jeremy Love, Jerome Walford, Jerry Craft, Jiba Molei Anderson, Joe Illidge, Joel Christian Gill, Joseph Wheeler III, Julian Lytle, Juliana "Jewels" Smith, Julie Anderson, Keef Cross, Keith Knight, Khari Evans, Khary Randolph, Kwanza Osajyefo, Kyle Baker, La Morris Richmond, Lance Tooks, Leisl Adams, M. Rasheed, Madtwiinz, Mark and Mike Davis, Matthew Clarke, Michael Lee Harris, Michael Watson, Michelline Hess, N. Steven Harris, Naseed Gifted, Odera Igbokwe, Paris Alleyne, Phonzie Davis, Regine Sawyer, Robert Jeffrey II, Robert Love, Robert Roach / Antidote, Ronald Wimberly, Sanford Greene, Sean Mack, Sharon DeLaCruz, Shauna J. Grant, Shawn Alleyne, Shawn Martinbrough, Shawn Taylor, Shawna Mills, Shawnee´ and Shawnelle Gibbs, Sole Rebel, Stacey Robinson, Stanford Carpenter, Stéphane Métayer, Takeia Marie, Tanna Tucker, Te'Shawn Dwyer, Tim Fielder, Tim Smith, Tony Puryear, Turtel Onli, Uraeus (Richard G. Tyler II), Victor Dandridge, Whit Taylor, and more!


PAGES: 200 pages
FORMAT: Hardcover with foil logo and ribbon bookmark
SIZE: 12" x 12"


February 7, 2018

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