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Eye Candy's Blog Posts Tagged 'comic' (17)

FEATURE: 'Menthu' comic book series - Ancient Egypt/ Modern L.A.'s Ultimate Action Hero

Check out 'Menthu', the comic book created by Robert Roach. The books, set in Ancient Egypt and the modern Los Angeles area, centers on a father/son narrative; following the journey of Rashan N'Shanga, who "upon learning that he has superpowers, sets out on a quest to figure out exactly what this means". The series feature Egyptian immortals, superheroes, Voodoo super-villains, angels & demons, and is currently four issues…


Added by Eye Candy on April 14, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: New comic book 'Pari(s) d'Amies' - from feminist and anti-racism activist Rokhaya Diallo

Check out new comic book 'Pari(s) d'Amies' - a story about a diverse group of friends in Paris and the joys, pains, heartbreak, and racism, that they encounter. Created by activist Rokhaya Diallo (co-founder of Les Indivisibles), and with illustrations by Kim Consigny, the series centers on lead character Cassandre who returns to Paris after two years spent in the…


Added by Eye Candy on April 10, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: The Almighty Street Team - How we created our own comic book/video game studio

Hello everyone! First off, I would like to say simply, “Thank You!” Since we first announced this concept of “The Street Team” years ago, the support from everyone has been explosive and humbling. Street Team Studio is the umbrella company that unites four production studios and affiliate “members”. It is a multi-media…


Added by Eye Candy on March 27, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

FEATURE: Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves - new graphic novel series, 'The Pack'

Check out new graphic novel series, 'The Pack'! A culmination of 5 years worth of research - which saw creator and artist Paul Louise-Julie living in Africa and studying pre-colonial Ancient Civilizations and Empires - has now led to the release of the series first issue. The debut is the first of a five-part arc titled 'The Egyptian Saga', an arc centered on a motley crew of Egyptians and Nubian Werewolves as they travel through a fantasy version of Ancient Africa.…


Added by Eye Candy on March 17, 2015 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: 'The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer' "dark fantasy comic book series

Take a look at comic book series 'The Untamed'. The dark fantasy series centers on a stranger given "seven days to reap seven souls and earn his way out of hell". When he meets Niobe, an orphan girl who reminds him of his daughter, he is given a conscience and source of hope. A graphic hardcover novel is on the way and you can support …


Added by Eye Candy on February 27, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: 'EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams' graphic novel

Check out 'EXO: The Legend of Wale Williams', a graphic novel set to be released later this year - created by Nigerian born Roye Okupe (Owner/Creative Director at YouNeek Studios). Set in the year 2025, in the fictional Nigerian city of Lagoon (modeled after the Nigerian city Lagos), a young man named Wale Williams inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing and uses the suit to battle against the terror attacks of a sociopathic extremist.…


Added by Eye Candy on February 27, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: South African Superheroes - 'Kwezi', the new comic book from artist Loyiso Mkize

Check out 'Kwezi', the new comic book series which is getting rave reviews over in South Africa and and now world wide. Created by acclaimed artist Loyiso Mkize, the series is centered on 19 year old Kwezi, a typical South African youngster - immersed in popular youth culture - who…


Added by Eye Candy on February 13, 2015 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

FEATURE: 'Legend of the Mantamaji' comic book giveaway

To mark the launch of the third book in the 'Legend of the Mantamaji' series (created by TV director Eric Dean Seaton), the Legend of the Mantamji crew are teaming up with AFROPUNK to host a giveaway! Two winners will be selected with the Grand Prize winner receiving an autographed set of…


Added by Eye Candy on February 11, 2015 at 11:30am — 18 Comments

FEATURE: #28DaysOfBlackCosplay hashtag for Black History Month

Black costume play has gone viral! The hashtag #28DaysOfBlackCosplay which was started by a group of black cosplayers in honor of Black History Month has suddenly taken off and the amazing images being shared via social media have got many changing their attitudes towards the black cosplay community - often times ridiculed for their love of dress up. What a great way to celebrate diversity! Check out the…


Added by Eye Candy on February 9, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: "Black History in Comic Books"

Some of them couldn’t fly, they didn’t wear colorful costumes and they didn’t have super powers. But they were superheroes all the same. Others were as real as Spider-man. Throughout the 1940’s 50’s and 60’s, comic books appeared featuring real or fictional African Americans. The real-life black heroes were brilliant scientists or ex-slaves who risked their lives for the freedom of their people. Fictional black heroes defeated villains ordinary humans could…


Added by Eye Candy on February 9, 2015 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

FEATURE: Jiba Molei Anderson - Birth of The New Mythology

Hello, all! My name is Jiba Molei Anderson. I am an illustrator, writer, graphic designer and educator. In short, I am a visual communicator. I am also the CEO of Griot Enterprises, a publishing company specializing in graphic novels and a visual communication studio devoted to developing quality creative for industries tied to, but not limited to, the entertainment industry as a whole  (i.e. music, film, television, advertising, etc.).…


Added by Eye Candy on February 4, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: DC Comics & CW Announce New TV Series based on Vixen, Black Female Super-heroine of the Justice League

With the current uprise in race relations taking place in America and around the world, positive and powerful images of minorities on television and in the media could certainly aide in the movement towards equality, and bring additional prominence to the overall picture. Coincidentally, one network has already been on the move. Announced at this past weekend’s Television Critics Association event, DC Comics and The CW are teaming up to…


Added by Eye Candy on January 14, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: 'Legend of the Mantamaji' - the comic with a multicultural cast and African American leads

Many in our community have expressed their frustration at the lack of diversity in the comic book genre, but some are now turning their frustration into action by publishing their own projects. Working with a talented team of artists, television director Eric Dean Seaton has done just that; and is now set to launch the second book in his graphic novel series, 'Legend of the Mantamaji'. Using his experience as a director on hit shows such as NBC's 'Undateable' and…


Added by Eye Candy on December 1, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

FEATURE: The New Captain America Is Black

Marvel seems to continue their effort to promote diversity in their characters. After announcing that Prodigy is bisexual and that Thor will be a woman, they've announced that Captain America will now be a Black man.

The Guardian …

Added by Eye Candy on July 18, 2014 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

12th annual Black Comics Convention on May 18th in Philadelphia, PA

By: Kodachi for AFROPUNK

Next month will be the 12th annual Black Comics Convention on May 18th in Philadelphia, PA, time to get stoked! This one day comic book convention will…


Added by Eye Candy on April 22, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lois Lane Attempts Being Black For A Day

The 70s.  Oh, the 70s.  That interesting time in U.S. history when white people and black people were legally segregated and everyone hated everyone.  But what the 70s did spawn was inspiration for several things aside from just The Civil Rights Movement and the afro.  Out of the 70s came this Superman comic, when Lois Lane wanted to see what it would be like to be black for a day.  As the story goes, Lois attempts to speak to people on the black side of town, but no one will… Continue

Added by Eye Candy on March 21, 2011 at 4:21pm — 10 Comments

Keef Knight Comic Book Giveaway, SUBMIT HERE!!!

Remember cartoon artist Keith Knight who we featured back in April? Well, if you're just catching up, the San Francisco based cartoonist is most commonly known for his weekly syndicated comic strips, The K Chronicles, that have been featured everywhere from, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, the Funny…

Added by Eye Candy on August 20, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

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