#MECCAconWeekly w/ first black female Eisner winner, Dr. Sheena Howard

#MECCAconWeekly interviews Dr Sheena Howard, the very first Black female Eisner Award winner!

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EXCELLENT feature in #NerdsOfColor @theNerdsOfColor today for #MECCAcon2015

Thanks so much, Shawn!

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Comic conventions are like traditional meals. They are either wonderful and make you feel like you’re at home, or they are so terrible they induce nightmares and have you screaming, “You had the ingredients and the recipe. How did you screw up so badly?” From what I’ve been told, MECCAcon is home for a whole lot of people.

This September, Maia Crown Williams—the founder of #MECCAcon2015 and all around comic-culture badass—is making Detroit, Michigan the center of the universe for comic-culture for and by folks of color. While there has been some geeklash about how events like this, BCAF, OnyxCon and others are “exclusive” events; the overwhelming majority of people see the necessity of these events.

If we are honest with our nerdselves, comic-culture is overwhelmingly white, male, and let’s face it, mostly banal. Same adolescent white boy power fantasies retouched like pigment deficient cave paintings. What MECCAcon and its…

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#MECCAconWeekly exclusive w/ David F. Walker

Recently, i was awarded the huge honor of being able to interview a brotha that i respect HIGHLY in the literary world, David F Walker. Not just comics, not just Youth Adult, not just black... but PERIOD. Walker is a man who has planted his foot print FIRMLY in the literary and film industry, and did so with … Continue reading #MECCAconWeekly exclusive w/ David F. Walker

Remixing Mythology: The Creation of a Hero

The Afrosoul Chronicles

Originally, Liongo was more arrogant than Kanye West... Originally, Liongo was more arrogant than Kanye West…

In the stories I read of Liongo, he was portrayed as a scoundrel; a bully arrogant and rude blessed with strength and near invulnerability, a thorn in his people’s side. In many ways, he deserved to be defeated by the copper needle. He had it coming…

That was my first impression when I started creating this project. As I was reading through the initial research sent, the story of Liongo kept speaking to me. I couldn’t avoid it. He kept creeping into my thoughts, singing the song he sang to his mother so that he could be liberated from captivity. He begged… Nay… Demanded that his story be told.

Well, I capitulated and allowed him to tell me his tale… So, he did. And, when he was finished, I could only think of one thing:

Liongo was a jerk.

Hatred is never celebrated... Hatred…

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Next up- DAVID WALKER (Shaft, Number 13, Super Justice Force)

Next Monday, MECCACON Weekly is excited to bring you an interview with DAVID WALKER! Monday, FEBRUARY 16th! David is the writer for the upcoming CYBORG series, as well as SHAFT, SUPER JUSTICE FORCE, NUMBER 13, DOC SAVAGE, and a long list of more.  This will not be your typical SHAFT interview, which i see the … Continue reading Next up- DAVID WALKER (Shaft, Number 13, Super Justice Force)

#MECCAconWeekly w/ BOUNCE and DREAD SOCIETY X’s creator, CHUCK COLLINS

This week on #MECCAconWeekly, i am excited to bring you the creator of my favorite web series BOUNCE, DREAD SOCIETY X and TRIBORO TALES, Chuck Collins. We recently had a sit down, and basically, this is how it went. Collins has been a long time member of the comic books industry, hailing straight out of … Continue reading #MECCAconWeekly w/ BOUNCE and DREAD SOCIETY X’s creator, CHUCK COLLINS