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Chicago teen Lazarus’ life is about to be forever changed in chapter 2 of our ‘Zulu’ webcomic

Created and written by Alverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. Back home in Chicago, Lazarus finds himself navigating through the turbulent streets of Chicago with friends when he discovers that a big corporation is behind the endless gang violence and disintegration of his neighborhood.



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Added by Eye Candy on February 21, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Artist fuses African mythology and the divine feminine in her digital depictions of Black women

Mythology has served as a source of inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. In fact, the first art is thought to be spiritual in nature, using the energy transmitted from the divine to artists, musicians, storytellers, and the like, in order for the divine to work, move, and guide humanity. For Meliyart, the Martinique born, Paris-bred visual artist, the divine feminine is more than a concept, it’s a compass in a sea of artistic directions. Meliyart says, “The…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 20, 2017 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

This cartoon comparing Betsy DeVos to Ruby Bridges is complete bullsh*t



Ruby Bridges is an American hero, known for the courage, resilience and forethought of integrating New Orleans’ segregated school system in 1960. Facing angry mobs of violent white protesters and surrounded by U.S. Marshals, Ruby was known for her fearless demeanor in the face of torment and inhumanity. Norman Rockwell commemorated Bridges in a famed painting “The Problem We All Live With,” depicting Ruby walking with the U.S. Marshals and the word “nigger” scrawled on… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on February 16, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments

Free Download: A celestial war breaks out on Earth in Nigerian comic series ‘SPIRIT WARS’

Download a free copy of Vortex Comics’ ‘SPIRIT WARS’! A Nigerian comic book that follows a turbulent story of religion and worship and the two sides that represent it as we witness an epic battle between African Orisha and angels in heaven,…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 15, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

‘Kids 2 Kings’ comic follows four royal superkids on their quest for an ancient throne

Using the imagery and mythology of ancient African civilization, ‘Kids 2 Kings’ interactive comic is the story of four royal children whose superpowers go on a quest to prove their worthiness to rule and find themselves in the middle of a war for the fate of humanity. The writers and illustrators at Black Sands Entertainment, the company behind this epic tale, are huge fans and supporters of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Naruto, and the Boondocks, and draw inspiration from…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 15, 2017 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

Chicago teen Lazarus’ life is about to be forever changed in chapter 1 of our ‘Zulu’ webcomic

Created and written by Alverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. Back home in Chicago, Lazarus finds himself navigating through the turbulent streets of Chicago with friends when he discovers that a big corporation is behind the endless gang violence and disintegration of his neighborhood.



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Added by Eye Candy on February 14, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments

New “magnifiqueNOIR” comic series celebrates black queer girl magic

Briana Lawrence’s (aka Brichibi Cosplay) new book series “magnifiqueNOIR” is the story of black queer girls who use galactic powers to defend their city from opposing forces, promote self-love, acceptance and encouragement, and celebrate all things glitter and baked goods. Heavily…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 14, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments

FEATURE 'Afro-inks' weekly illustration by Eddaviel feat. @crownedneptune

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 @crownedneptune!…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 13, 2017 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Brazilian illustrator recreates The Avengers cover with the orixas

The Avengers is one of the most popular Marvel franchises to date, combining the forces of 4 or more of the strongest, most daring, and cunning heroes to create an all star team that can conquer any and every evil. As a lifelong fan and follower of this franchise, Brazilian illustrator Hugo Canuto recreated the classic #4 Avengers cover, replacing the Marvel…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 7, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

'Boondocks' creator Aaron McGruder is developing a new series

Our beloved ‘Boondocks’ creator Aaron McGruder is in the lab creating a new series with Will Packer of ‘Straight Outta’ Compton for Amazon. Although the storyline is being held close to the chest, rumor has it that it’s an alternate universe theme in the ballpark of “The Man in the High Castle,” which creates an imaginary world where the outcome of World War II turned out differently. In this dystopian world, the Axis powers won the war, leading to the United States being…

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Added by Eye Candy on February 2, 2017 at 12:50pm — No Comments

New webcomic ‘Provider” Jambalaya Mixtape draws inspiration from NERD’s In Search Of album

Webcomics seem to be all the rage these days but Jambalaya Mixtape’s Provider is a stone cold stunner and a standout among the hordes. Corey Davis, visual artist and co-owner of Atlanta’s City of Ink, has received unprecedented acclaim for his artistry both on and off the page and his comic debut, ‘Provider’, continues to grasp the illustriousness of his artwork as we follow protagonist Lucky Laserhorn through a post-apocalyptic clash best served with a side of revenge. With… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on January 27, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Marvel's new queer Latina hero has arrived

Marvel’s new Latina heroine, Miss America Chavez, is finally getting a solo series called ‘America’. One of Marvel’s more recent intersectional characters, America is a young, LGBTQ college student who was raised in the woman-only Utopian Parallel universe by two mothers. (A universe Marvel created in 2011 after a demand for greater diversity.) Though the character’s first appearance was in ‘Vengeance #1’, the time-traveling badass didn’t become a fan favorite until the…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 26, 2017 at 12:56pm — 1 Comment

New comic “Red Origins” is full of magic, action and a deeper message about the balance between the ancient and modern world

Blerds unite! Indie web comic series “Red Origins” is here! After a successful Kickstarter, creator Kolanut Productions has released the series and it’s now available to read on a weekly basis on the Line Webtoon site and mobile app. Filled with action, authentic African juju magic, unconventional martial arts, covert secret societies and more, follow the story of Obi, Temi, and John as they battle to stop a brewing war between Ancestral Africa and Neo Technological Africa.…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 25, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

21 year old artist Ukelaylie depicts women of color as beautiful otherworldly beings in her art

Andre 3000 once said that he wanted a “real down to mars girl” and although we’re earthlings, there’s nothing wrong with recognizing the stars within us a. Ukelaylie, a 21 year old artist and illustrator is putting all of her energy towards depicting women of color and dope chicks in supernatural habitats. From macabre mamis to 3rd eye wide women, she’s got it all. Get into these pieces and support this uber-talented youngin with a like and a follow on… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on January 24, 2017 at 12:03pm — No Comments

BOOK: “Heavy Metal Africa” documents the flourishing heavy metal scenes throughout the continent

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…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 12, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Comic series follows sibling geniuses solving mysteries & strange occurrences in Kid Carvers

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…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 12, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Illustrator @tadmichaell is bringing more magic to melanin in his fantasy portrait series!

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 …

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Added by Eye Candy on January 11, 2017 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Young Brazilian artist Sarmurr heals past abuse trauma through otherworldly creations

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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Added by Eye Candy on January 10, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

FEATURE 'Afro-inks' weekly illustration by Eddaviel feat. @love.char

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 @love.char!



* Eddaviel is a Visual Artist from The Dominican Republic, president of Moro Studio, a comic book,…

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Added by Eye Candy on January 9, 2017 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Brazilian artist transforms portraits into masterpieces in illustration series



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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Added by Eye Candy on January 5, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

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