Great, engaging read about Black comics history. With links to vintage manga and some fantastic, cute art that I really adore. A must read post, really.
By Wendy Browne
The face of Western comics is changing, but it’s been a long road and a journey that still has many hills to climb. Black characters are taking on more prominent roles in the panels we read, and more Black creators are shaping their stories behind the scenes. But what of the creatives who came before? This column traces the path of Black comics creativity throughout the decades, with each year focusing on a book that features a Black writer, artist, colourist, letterer, or editor. From underground comix through Black Panther and beyond, this series will reveal the evolution of diversity in the comics industry, and shed some light on the unsung Black heroes that have helped to shape it.
Many can claim Japanese influence in Western comics, but Vernon E. Grant deserves credit for being one of the first comics creators to discover and incorporate the unique…
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