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
Graffiti has long been about the expression of people, places, and things that get overlooked. Graffiti artists take pride in the history of uplifting things that would otherwise go unnoticed and Royal Dog of Seoul is no different. In a recent trip to the states, he made an effort to celebrate Black womanhood. In ever mural he painted, it showed Black women and girls in Korean garb, celebrating cross-cultural inspiration. Check out his work below and via…Continue
Celebrating Black beauty is even more important now that white supremacy is rearing its head more publicly than it has in the past 3 decades. In every shade, hue, tone, style, and vibe known to woman, Justin Moore is celebrating the lovely ladies on the web and in his home, London. Peep his amazing work and support him with a like or five on his Instagram.
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Jamaican born visual artist Paul Lewin is a phenom. His style of painting is both primal and pristine, focusing on storytelling through his artwork in ways that Western art rarely accomplishes with the same level of earnest passion. Inspired by his father, a griot in his own right, and the graffiti and science fiction of his childhood, he uses these influences to create portraiture and scenes with the utmost intimacy and attention to detail. Recently, his collection was…Continue
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Origin stories are some of the most interesting pieces of folklore in the human collective imagination. Learning and sharing our theories on who and from where we were created is as much a part of your journey as a species as our bodies. In Òrun Aiyê, directed by Jamile Coelho and written by Cintia Maria, is a stop-motion animated film that tells the candomble origin story, complete with orixas Olodumare, Orunmila, Oxala, Oduduwa, Nana, and Exu. The film not only explores…Continue
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Larvi Morgades is killing the illustration game in this new series! With portraits of Morgan Freeman, Bill Gates, and John Travolta, and plenty of other comic characters and superheroes in his portfolio, Larvi can’t lose! The artist is based in London, by way of Equatorial Guinea, and his aesthetic is putting on for the continent! Peep the illustrations below!
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Sanina K. Reid loves and is inspired by the beauty of women of color and it shows. Her work reminds me of Steven Universe, another outlet celebrating the strength, power, and brilliance of femininity. The art below is a combination of illustration and ingenuity, and it’s clear that Sanina is an artist on the rise. Enjoy her work here and check back in on her blog for new art soon!
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Eloi Artes is snatching edges with her drawings of popping, cartoon-esque women. From sea witches to activists to artists like Abra, Eloi’s quirky illustrations and unique style is such a breath of fresh air in the digital art space and the young Brazilian talent is sure to make some serious waves on the interwebs soon. Til then, enjoy her work and support on Tumblr &…Continue
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It’s not everyday that you hear of a Polish woman making waves in just about anything, but this illustrator is making waves on the web with her drawings of the flyest fashion forward cartoons around. In her illustrations, Natalia Madej shows her artistic prowess, depicting young women of color in the latest trends in urban and streetwear. Peep her art below and show her some love via Instagram! …
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Yo, I can’t lie, sometimes being a queer woman or femme of color just sucks. Between the mix of racism + misogyny + queerphobia that’s served up with intersecting identities like some kind of twisted jackpot, the struggle to find other people like you, and then the impossibility of being able to just take a break with some comics without the intrusion of heteronormativity, male gaze, and whiteness? I mean Bast knows how we made it this far.
Thanks to the…
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