Tiara Jones, History 270: African-American History Jackie Ormes: Ground Breaking Illustrations ​Cartoons are often thought of as cute little pictures for children, but they are much more than that. According to the cartoon editor of the New Yorker, Robert Mankoff, “Cartoons present a different way to see life’s problems.” Cartoons provide people with a different vantageContinue reading “JACKIE ORMES LIT REVIEW by Tiara Jones”

BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 7-Year-Old Girl Wins $16K For Her Comic Book About Super Afro Puffs!

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Source: Angela Nixon / Angela Nixon One young girl has used her creativity to battle negative self-image and find the joy in reading–and she was greatly rewarded for her efforts! Natalie McGriff, 7, took home a huge prize at One Spark for her comic book The Adventures of Moxie Girl. One Spark…

#MECCAconWeekly w/ JOHN I. JENNINGS, artist and associate professor

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Peace, America. So this was the week that I geeked ALL THE WAY OUT for #MeccaConWeekly lol. ANYone who knows me knows how much of a fan I am of all things JOHN I. JENNINGS. Jennings is an artist, educator, hip hop historian, comic historian, multiple convention organizer, art curator, proud newlywed, and…

Harvard Discovers New Universe: Concrete Park Creators Erika Alexander and Tony Puryear Take Their World To The Ivies.

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April 7, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Harvard Discovers New Universe: Concrete Park Creators Erika Alexander and Tony Puryear Take Their World To The Ivies. With an appearance at Harvard’s prestigious Hutchins Center Friday, April 10th in support of the show “Blokhedz: Music Magic & Mayhem”, Team Concrete Park…

Upcoming #MECCAconWeekly Interviews!

YO. Between the Paul Lewin​ interview and the Anthony Piper​/ Trill League​ interview?? … My #MeccaConWeekly heart is SINGING. Two COMPLETELY different artists, from ALL aspects, Both with remarkable brilliance! Paul Lewin Art​:: 3/30 #TrillLeague:: 4/6 _____________________________________ MECCAcon Weekly is a weekly series of features, interviews, and highlights, all focused around comics and art, mainlyContinue reading “Upcoming #MECCAconWeekly Interviews!”

Maia “Crown” Williams, Creator of Detroit’s MECCAcon

Originally posted on Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance:
Maia “Crown” Williams is a busy woman. In addition to founding and running MECCAcon, Detroit’s newest black arts and comics convention, Maia also owns three other businesses (Amonyet Enterprises, Crown’s Royalties and Cooking Ciphers), working year round to build her entrepreneurial empire in the Motor City. Midwest…