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Illustrator Ron Ackins: twisting reality into charismatic Black Power cartoons

Unfortunately, the world of Black comics have yet to get as much attention as many mainstream animation today. While on my quest for comics by Afro-American illustrators, I came across Ron Ackins. What I love about his artistic style is that he twists reality into a charismatic cartoon, like Samuel L. Jackson as a superhero, with a white s-curl? No joke! Don’t believe me, just watch.

By Tip Jordan, AFROPUNK Contributor *

"I want to empower Black people and aboriginal cultures. I want a Black kid or an Asian kid to look at my work and be inspired to tell their story honestly, from their perspective. As well as create imagery that speaks to their people and cultures. A lot of the times us ‘minorities’ are caught up creating with Western culture in mind leaving the cultures we come from malnourished." - Ron Ackins"I want to leave behind work that everybody enjoys. But I want Black people to get power from the stories that I plan on telling; my inspiration comes from life predominantly."As more artists and people of influence begin to adopt common goals like Ron Ackins in the construction of Afro people uniting, the Black experience will become even more powerful, living beyond animation and comic strips.Check out Ron Ackins' site, Diggy’s Daily to view more of his work.* Tip Jordan's blog: www.beingtip.com

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Comment by Dee Mathieu on December 7, 2013 at 1:54pm

Is that Kirikou with the Lion?

I love Kirikou :3 

Comment by Negros Americanos on December 7, 2013 at 11:29am

amazing!

Comment by Norwood Steven Harris on December 3, 2013 at 9:21pm

I remember when I first met Ron at Wizard World Philadelphia in 2005 or '06 with a fellow artist.  It was such a gift seeing his work.  We immediately recognized he was a professional based on his presentation and his skill level. The man is growing by leaps and bounds and I am looking forward to seeing what more he puts forth.  Good luck my brother and I am eager to pick up Detective Lancaster Bleu!!

Comment by NAKED TRUTH on December 3, 2013 at 8:38am

AWESOME keep up the great work!!

Comment by Izzy G. on December 2, 2013 at 9:37pm

YES! YES!

Comment by ossie g. on December 2, 2013 at 8:15pm

this BROTHER art work is HOT.................


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