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Accepting Submissions for a Month of African-American Comics

Similar to my past Month of Indy Comics, Month of LGBT Comics and Month of Webcomics, where folks who fit into those categories could send in their work for spotlight/review, I will be doing a similar event for the month of February with comic books by African-American comic book creators.

So if you’re an African-American comic book creator (or if one of your co-creators is African-American), feel free to send in your comic for review/spotlight during the month of February, where I’ll review/spotlight 28 current comic books by African-American comic book creators.

Check out the sidebar (or click here) to read where to e-mail/mail review copies of your work.

28 Comments

This is a wonderful thing you are doing.

Just wanna make sure: This is all about submissions, not recommendations?

Thanks Brian. I’ll be sure to link the column every week over to some of the sites I know because, especially with the Rob Guillory comments a few days ago, there’s been a renewed vigor to spotlight African-American creators.

What if you’re Black British?

Does this include webcomics?

Without getting into the absurdity of “black history month”, please do tell me that at least 14 of the 28 days are going to be about Matt Baker. Because he is just that awesome that he probably actually deserves his own month all to himself. I don’t think he ever drew a single thing that wasn’t drop dead gorgeous.

Let me know if you do a Latino-American month. I’ll be all over it! Thanks…

Does this include webcomics?

Yes.

Just wanna make sure: This is all about submissions, not recommendations?

Yeah, just submissions.

Thanks Brian. I’ll be sure to link the column every week over to some of the sites I know because, especially with the Rob Guillory comments a few days ago, there’s been a renewed vigor to spotlight African-American creators.

Huh. I honestly missed those excellent comments from Guillory, Daryll. Definitely good stuff. He’s a smart fellow. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/01/09/rob-guillory-talks-about-the-bigger-issue-in-the-diversity-in-comics-debate/

For your consideration:

Author Gary Phillips (a brilliant mystery writer) as written some smart and very underrated comic minis. “Angeltown” he worked along with African-American artist and current Thief of Thieves artist Shawn Martinbrough.

He can be found here: http://www.gdphillips.com

Speaking of Martinbrough, I can make a case for his late 90s run with Greg Rucka on Detective Comics, which spun out of No Mans Land. Probably some of the best Batman written in a long time; Rucka actually make Batman a detective again.

And well, there’s Rucka..you can pull tons of stuff from his resume.

-R

What if you’re Black British?

Sure, I’d make an exception for Black British creators (or Black French, Black Canadians, etc.).

What if you don’t like Black people?

The above was a joke BTW.

Michael Davis- Hilarious. Don’t quit the day job.

I agree with the above comment for a focus on Matt Baker. His art is beyond beautiful and very ground breaking at the time.
I think a feature on the Black Panther and his various writers (some of whom were black) would be great.
I think a feature on Misty Knight would be interesting. While buying Villains For Hire the other day, it occurred to me that she might be Marvel’s most regularly published heroine of the past 10 years. Daughters of the Dragon. Heroes for Hire (two volumes) Villains for Hire. Fearless Defenders. That’s a lot of work for a fairly obscure character!!

This is only for current creators, hence asking people to send in submissions, ya know (also, hence the use of the word “current” in the post)?

Black History Month in the UK is in October, not February, Rich.

No – those comments from Rob G are far from excellent as many POC in and around comics have pointed out. They are isolated to his own experience and do NOT speak for the whole of us.

But I digress…

Mikael, the Guillory comments were about his experiences but were also the recent bashing that his company Image was getting over their Expo and bad perceptions. I don’t think in any way he was speaking about the complete Black/Minority experience in and around the comic industry. I took it as he wants more POC to attempt to get into the industry and that it should be an option for our next generation.

Also about* spell check I have to remind myself about proof reading and spell check before hitting send

Hi
I have Just a quick question? I sent my Comic By PDF and i’m not sure if it was received Its there any way I can check? (i asked because the PDF was rather Large).
Thanks
Alfonza hobbie

So do you consider Black Africans. Is it possible for us to take part as well? Got some really good up coming work early this year.

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February Started…wheres the comics?

Can my comic get in on here. I’m chocolate and proud.

Hi, I would hope for a late entry on the 28th or something…I have a comic called Jack B:Ride The Air
you guys can take a spin through it at

http://weflyhi.com/comic

It’s not really a web comic but I put the first issue up there anyway.

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