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Eye Candy's Blog Posts Tagged 'comic' (23)

FEATURE: Marvel Courting Ava DuVernay for long awaited Black Panther Movie?

Selma director Ava DuVernay is reportedly in the running to direct Marvel's upcoming Black Panther movie. The company, intent on hiring an African-American director for the project, has (according to insiders) been courting DuVernay for the project; also eyeing her for the super heroine led project 'Captain America'. Her hiring would…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 14, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

BLACK AND NERDY: 5 Reasons Why Black Cosplay is Pretty Much the Best Thing Ever

The first time I saw a black person cosplaying, I’m not gonna lie — it blew my mind. I was only in middle school, and it hadn’t quite occurred to me that just because all of my favorite characters in my favorite comics/shows/video games were white (simply because most, if not all, of the main characters were), didn’t mean it had to stay that way. Why couldn’t Batman be black? Why couldn’t Spiderman be a black girl just like me underneath that mask? There is no good reason,…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 13, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Comic Book Superhero Huff (aka Phaedra Huff)

If I was to shout Ororo Munroe, most people would immediately know who I'm talking about; but what if I was to exclaim Phaedra Huff. Well World of Black Heroes recently spotlighted the lesser-known comic book heroine (created by Yorli Huff). Check out their full bio below, plus some images of the…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

COMIC: Storm with an AFROPUNK twist - created by Shawn Alleyne and inspired by hip-hop and the #BlackLivesMatter movement

Take a look at this badass Storm, depicted by Philadelphia based artist Shawn Alleyne (one of the artists from the Street Team comic). Inspired by hip-hop, black culture, and police brutality, Alleyne's version of the comic icon is a direct response to the current civil rights issues…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 5, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: The narratives of Haitian comic book creator Chevelin Pierre

Take a look at the work of Haitian illustrator and comic book creator Chevelin Pierre (president of Chevelin Illustration, based in Pétion-Ville, Haiti), an artist whose work - oftentimes wordless - explores the complex relationships between men and women. Check out his stunning images below.

By Alexander…

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Added by Eye Candy on May 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

FEATURE: "A new ebony, lead, female character" - new Sci-Fi Comic 'Celflux'

Take a look at new Sci-Fi comic Celflux. The action-adventure comic - created by the husband and wife team of Dixie Ann Archer-McBain and Everad J. McBain Jr. - follows young priestess Okira who becomes the leader of a disjointed group of strangers, after they wake up in a remote lab with no memory of how how they got there or what happened to them. The group then seek out the answers to their questions, all while they try to evade the pursuit of a powerful group.…

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Added by Eye Candy on April 28, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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 …

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.).…

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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…

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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…

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

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