The continent is brimming with young and engaging creatives and the book “Heavy Metal Africa: Life, Passion, and Heavy Metal in the Forgotten Continent” is double the evidence that this is true. Author Edward Banchs wanted to document what he saw in several different countries, the beauty of punk and heavy metal outside of the mainstream and within a community of the most expressive kids in the world. After spending five years traveling to various African countries and…Continue
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Kid Carvers is an all-ages comic book tale the follows two genius inventors named Marley & Charley Carver. The dynamic, pint-sized duo uses their impressive creativity and unparalleled intellect to solve the mysteries and strange occurrences around them. Part scientists, part private eyes, Kid Carvers are an inspiring representation for curious minds of all…Continue
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Nothing like some poppin’ illustrations to brighten up a dreary day and these digital pieces from Tad Michael are right on time. The Kansas City, MO graphic designer and digital wizard is drawing the cartoon and anime style works and bringing a lot of magic to those with melanin. The drawings look like they belong in some intensely fantastical comics and we hope there’s more to come! Take a look below and support this talented brotha on his …Continue
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As cliche as it sounds, pain is one of the most poignant sources of art, and for Brazilian multimedia artist Samuel Saboia, aka Sarmurr or Nympheshit, trauma is a part of what got him started. The Recife born, São Paulo based youngster is far beyond his years in wisdom, creative output, and quality, and each of his creative monikers attest to that.
Creativity as a means of survival is something all artists can relate to in some way or another and when reflecting…
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* Eddaviel is a Visual Artist from The Dominican Republic, president of Moro Studio, a comic book,…Continue
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Nothing quite like witnessing a portrait from an artist that pays attention to the depth, range, and subtleties of melanated skin. Higgo Cabral, an artist from Sao Paulo, Brazil, is doing just that, creating masterpieces inspired by the afrobrasileiros in his midst. The series of drawings below are every bit as breathtaking as a natural wonder, with the distinct style of realism and fantasy that Higgo does so well. Check out these pieces and more on his…
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Are you looking for the perfect way to express that your homeland’s jollof is supreme? Need an emoji to celebrate the perfectly tied gele upon your crown? Look no further than AFRO Stickers pack! Afro Stickers was created by Dicky Jr, a creative artist based in Nairobi, Kenya. With over 30 stickers specifically designed for the continent and diaspora, there’s nothing that says I’m African and proud like these emojis! Check them out below & on the…Continue
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”Have you ever had a dream?” The main character of ‘One Story Building,’ the new web series by creator & executive producer Donovan Crony, asks this in earnest to the owner of Shoreline Comics in the hopes that she can gain a job there while working on becoming the best comic book artist...ever. ‘One Story Building’ is about Historia "Story" Tolentino who lives in Long Beach, CA who befriends a girl from New York named Yoyo, who is searching for her true calling in life…Continue
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Illustrators make the world go ‘round, or at least they build worlds on the pages and let them spin as they please. Welinthon Nommo is a Dominican illustrator using his pen to create magic and there’s not much more to say other than we’re so glad he’s sharing his talents with the world. Check out the images below and show Welinthon some love on Instagram and…Continue
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Eddaviel (who was a Live painter at(AFROPUNK Paris) takes his favorite AFROPUNK ‘Afro Of The Day’ images and creates illustrations weekly. "A line, created by a drop of ink that becomes an expression of afro traits." This week's illustration features Joia Talbott aka @joiajohn!
* Eddaviel is a Visual Artist from The Dominican Republic, president of Moro Studio, a…Continue
The world is an amazing place and the artists within it make it worth living in. Depicting beauty, and thereby deciding what gets to be called beautiful, is one of the few reasons why artists hold a special power. Ayo Filade is using his superpower to create hyperrealistic drawings that look like they’re one breath away from joining us in the three dimensional world. The Nigerian artist just closed his exhibition entitled “Insanity” at Omenka Gallery in Lagos, and hopefully…Continue
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Atlanta comic publishing company Godhood is taking over for the 99 and 200 with new leading lady Mega Woman. Their mission is to diversify characters and stories so that they are relatable to people of all colors, background, and creed. Their aspirations are to inspire acceptance and tolerance through complex character development is exactly what the comic and greater entertainment world need, rather than empty promises and attempts at diversity. Mega Woman is a comic about…Continue
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Goblin Hams is going ham with the digital illustrations, folks. The concept artist and illustrator, given name Paul Davey, is drawing Black women in the most glorious, fantastical depictions he can muster and I AM HERE FOR IT. Black folks in cartoons and comics ain’t nothing new, but I’ll be damned if it ever gets old. Spoiler alert: the drawings are FIRE, the women are POWERFUL, and there are even EMOJIS. Get your entire life and support this young man, because he’s doing…Continue
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Celebrating the beauty of Blackness is always the move and street artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane is about this life. In his home of London, he’s adorning as many walls as with Black faces as humanly possible. Peep these amazing works of art below and more via his Instagram!
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Age ain’t nothing but a number in the art game and Lavanda Ladd is a perfect example that talent can come at any age. This 21-year old New York native is still a student at Rochester Institute of Technology but she’s showing some serious skill in the illustration department. Check out an eclectic assortment of her work below!
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For the last 10 years, we've been flooded with superhero films. Every time we open our browsers, a new, obscure comic book hero has been given a movie deal. Ant-Man gets his time in the spotlight and Spider-Man gets yet another reboot but how many Black superheroes can you name? Blade? Spawn? The original Green Lantern? In this non-stop current of masked crusaders, why aren't there more heroes to represent minorities?
Netflix has answered the call with their…
Nothing better than well-researched and historically-based fiction and for those of us that love comics, we’re in luck! The series born out of five years of research conducted by creator Paul Louise-Julie, including time spent living and learning on the continent where he studied pre-colonial Ancient Civilizations and Empires, is being put to use in his comics The Pack and Yohance, and they’re headed to print, but only with your help! Let’s help this amazing comic take the…Continue