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Comic Books & Graphic Novels

Long ignored, but serious in their own right - comics and graphic novels are often relegated to the children's table. That's NOT where I would expect to see Sin City! It's time to support our Black Comics.

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Powers: A Superhero Anthology

Started by Black Author Showcase Sep 10, 2010.

Got Your Own WebComic?

Check out the fonts and stuff over at Blambot - Comic Fonts and Lettering. There's even an articles area that has a very informative page with info on hand…Continue

Started by Diane Apr 1, 2010.

Online Super Hero in her 14th Webisode

CHICK follows the adventures of one woman's quest to find a Secret Academy and realize her dream of being…Continue

Tags: super hero, CHICK, webisode

Started by Diane Feb 26, 2010.

Grayscale rendering 3 Replies

On my blog I'm showing progressive steps in a comic page using grayscale rendering in photoshop. It's an alternative to gradients and color fills that not everyone is aware of. I'll be adding the…Continue

Started by malcolmvexxed. Last reply by malcolmvexxed Jul 17, 2009.

Same S#^$@, Different Day . . . 4 Replies

Checking up on Dwayne McDuffie's site, I got an eye full of racist responses to his final Justice League of America issue…Continue

Tags: fans, comic, in, Racism

Started by Black Author Showcase. Last reply by Universal Africana Jul 11, 2009.

Bayou by Jeremy Love 6 Replies

Swamp monsters, little girls, lynchings, bunnies, what more should a comic have?Nadine posted this over at the Black Scifi Society. I like it:…Continue

Started by Diane. Last reply by Anthony C Fletcher Jun 12, 2009.

Renfields: Best Laid Plans video on You Tube

This past month I posted my Renfields:Best Laid plans video on You Tube. I hope you'll take a look!If you can't read the embed I've also posted the URL, below.…Continue

Tags: gay, bar, cowboy, Enigma, Renfields

Started by Penelope Jun 4, 2009.

ZULU MECHA 1 3 Replies

I got this from BlackScienceFictionSociety.......Zulu Mech 1 debut at Book Expo America 5/30/09Time: May 30, 2009 from 2pm to 4pmLocation: Jacob Javits Center NY, New YorkOrganized By: Gregory…Continue

Tags: scifi, franchise, event, history, animation

Started by Universal Africana. Last reply by Universal Africana Jun 1, 2009.

Comics & Graphic Novels on the Palm Pre?

Web Comics and the Palm Pre… Happy Together?By Annie Latham | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Will the comic book industry…Continue

Tags: Novels', 'Graphic, Comics, Pre, Palm

Started by Diane May 19, 2009.

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention 2009!!!!

BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!Continue

Tags: help, promote, attend, support, comvention

Started by Universal Africana May 4, 2009.

Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention 2009 1 Reply

Coming off the heels of the Black Age of Comics Convention started in Chicago, IL and the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia comes the 1st Annual Motor City Black Age of Comics…Continue

Tags: network, movement, outreach, vend, assist

Started by Universal Africana. Last reply by Eric at Apr 11, 2009.

Is It Time for a Black Comic Book Superhero?

Got this from a listserve that I'm on. any thoughts on this? There's some of this that I don't necessarily agree with...Captain Obama ... Is It Time for a Black Comic Book Superhero?Tuesday , January…Continue

Tags: more, diversity, opportunity, change, society

Started by Universal Africana Feb 1, 2009.

The Darker Mask has come... 1 Reply

Hardcover and tradepaper. You wanted better stuff, we obliged. Original stories by Walter Mosley, Anne Nocenti, Lorenzo "Sleepers" Carcaterra, Tananarive Due, Steve Barnes, LA Banks, Vibe and XXL…Continue

Started by Prof. Christopher Chambers. Last reply by Kevin Alberto Sabio Jan 5, 2009.

Cinematic Adaptations: Why not Static Shock? 2 Replies

A re-post of a previous blog that I did on another site...I love comic books. I also love movies. That's actually my field of interest....In recent years, we've been inundated by Hollywood with big…Continue

Tags: ponder, creating, question, adaptations, movies

Started by Kevin Alberto Sabio. Last reply by Kevin Alberto Sabio Jan 5, 2009.

New Zuda Entry - Baby Monsters 2 Replies

Baby Monsters by Steve Broome , is up in the Zuda Comics (A subsidiary of DC comics) November competition.…Continue

Started by Diane. Last reply by Universal Africana Nov 19, 2008.

Milestone Comic Characters Are Back? 1 Reply

Way to cash in, DC Comics! I don't know how this one passed me by but I finally spied it on the Milestone Rave -…Continue

Started by Diane. Last reply by Kevin Alberto Sabio Nov 17, 2008.

New Site for Indy Comic Trailers is the result of a collaboration between New Legend Productions, Inc. ( and G.I. Studios…Continue

Tags: CBT, comics, trailers

Started by Diane Aug 16, 2008.

Hancock tonight 1 Reply

Is anyone catching the early bird on this film? Or will you wait it out until the middle of the month?

Started by Diane. Last reply by Geoffrey D. Holman a.k.a. PRIEST Aug 11, 2008.

From Graphic Novel to Movie 2 Replies

I only know of a few - not counting traditional comic book characters on the big screen.V for VendettaRoad to PerditionAre there any more?What Black Graphic Novels do you imagine would make good…Continue

Tags: movies, novels, graphic

Started by Diane. Last reply by Geoffrey D. Holman a.k.a. PRIEST Aug 11, 2008.

XI Black Age of Comic Convention: October 10-12, 2008!!!!!

"BLACK AGE XI" will be an exhibition, lecture with vendors followed the next day with a day long professional conference to process issues related to production, promotion, and the collection of all…Continue

Tags: art, support, revolution, vending, comic

Started by Universal Africana Jul 31, 2008.

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Comment by Chris DeBrie on July 29, 2013 at 4:56am

Alexandr #1 is available as a free download on Amazon, in anticipation of Alexandr #2, which is about a week away. The download is free until 12 mid/Pacific on July 30th... Any artists who are having trouble converting comics and cartoons to digital form--check out the "Kindle Comic Creator" program. It is probably the best and most versatile app out there for this kind of thing. And free.


Comment by on May 10, 2012 at 11:56am


The winning script will be made into a feature length independent film.

We will to shoot the film and bring it to market.
Submissions will be taken from May 2, 2012 to June 2, 2012



Comment by Trayon Baksh on September 9, 2011 at 12:26am
My name is Trayon Baksh. I'm 25 years-old and I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. Art was and still is my way of dealing with negativity and promoting positivity. I started drawing sketches from my imagination as a child, and then I branched out into paintings (oil, water-based and acrylic). At age 15, with a growing interest in fashion, I added designs to my own clothes and hats. For my latest project, I illustrated a children's book (scheduled to be released in Fall 2011) and I've been blessed with even more opportunities to come. I'm a young Black male eager to show the world my talent, and I hope you will join me on this journey.
Comment by Author Collective on April 27, 2011 at 2:51pm

The 2011 International Urban Book Festival, Cleveland comes to Richmond Town Square Mall, May 13 - 15, 2011. Throughout the mall will be local television, government and sports personalities reading for 30 minutes to a group of children or students. Authors will also sell and sign their books and novels and there will be several no cost literary workshops, classes and panel discussions open to the general public. We will identify 50 Cleveland area schools whose students may have financial challenges. Also, we will through our subsidiary R2Books, donate 20 gift certificates to each school, these can then be brought to our event and redeemed for a new book. We welcome other corporations to match our gift and help us give 10,000 books annually to deserving students across the United States. Tell everyone about us by sending them to our website:

For more information contact Takaya or Michael at 313.446.2262.

Comment by Author Collective on January 11, 2011 at 3:48pm
Good Day Authors,
Looking to sell more books? The Author Collective has just organized two new book festivals which are certain to help!  The 2011 Michigan Spring Book Festival happens April 15th through the 17th at Laurel Park Place Mall in Livonia, Michigan and The International Urban Book festival, Cleveland takes place May 13th through 15th at the Richmond Town Square Mall in Richmond Heights, Ohio. We have rented the entire mall for these festivals and expect to have lots of book lovers and book buyers in attendance.
There will be workshops, seminars, panel discussions, classes and lectures on many topics in the field of literature. These learning sessions will be free of charge to public and will provide insight on writing, publishing and marketing books. We will be sending invitations to patrons from the Detroit and Cleveland area school systems & libraries. R2Books and other sponsors will donate 1,000 book certificates to deserving students in each of the two cities. These certificates are good for one free book and must be redeemed at the festival. Many of the student with free book certificates and their parents, will look to purchase additional books and meet the authors in attendance.
Do you love selling at book festivals but hate the rain, cold and the wind that almost always happen during an outdoor event?  Join us for our indoor festivals which will span the entire common area of these shopping malls. Interact with the more than 10,000 shoppers who visit these malls everyday. Author applications are now available on our websites.  Click the links below or call me to reserve your table today!
Look to see you there.
Comment by Black Author Showcase on September 9, 2010 at 10:55pm
Comment by Author Collective on August 26, 2010 at 12:19pm
Greetings Fellow Authors,

Join us November 5th thru 7th at the Northland Shopping Mall in Southfield, Michigan for the International Urban Book Festival, Detroit. A great place to sell books and teach young people the importance of reading. We have rented the entire shopping mall to get our message across to the young at risk generation. Reading is essential! Let's all encourage our youth to read at least two books per week. Let's encourage parents to make this a family mandate.

Meet and network with celebrity authors, purchasing agents from schools, libraries and major corporations plus other members of the literary community. We will hold literary workshops, panel discussions, lectures, seminars and classes on self publishing. We have 200 author tables now available, but they are certain to sell out quickly. The cost for the three day weekend is only $225. Author tables are 2' by 4' skirted with two chairs. Out of state attendees may receive discounts on hotel rooms by logging onto our website after September 2, 2010.

This is certain to be a fun filled event. Don't miss it.

Call us at (313) 446-2262 or log onto Facebook
Comment by Diane on April 1, 2010 at 5:54pm
Roll Your Own at

Comment by Eric at on October 28, 2009 at 11:27pm
Anyone planning to attend the LosCon 36? See at Books of Soul.
Comment by Black Author Showcase on June 1, 2009 at 12:42pm


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