African American Independent Comics

by Fred Showker

Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art + 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 comprise the vibrant African American independent comics community have remained relatively unknown, until now.

From Damian Duffy & John Jennings, 'Black Comix' brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard of, and undeniably masterful, comics art while also framing the work of these men and women in a broader historical and cultural context.

Here's the new website,
There's also a bustling Facebook fan page.

comics and graphic novels

With this growing popularity, Mark Batty Publisher is rushing to document this movement in their upcoming book, Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art + Culture!

With a foreword by Keith Knight and over 50 contributors, including Phonzie Davis, Jan-Michael Franklin, Frances Liddell, Kenjji Marshall, Lance Tooks, Rob Stull, Ashley A. Woods and more, the cross section of comics genres represented includes manga, superheroes, humor, history, science fiction and fantasy. This book is a must-have for comics readers of a wide variety of tastes and ages.

cover Black Comix:
African American Independent Comics, Art + Culture!

Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher (June 1, 2010)

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Fred Showker

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