The Elements: Fire graphic novel anthology, created by Eisner-nominated artist, writer and editor Taneka Stotts and her company Beyond Press successfully funded via a kickstarter campaign last year. The purpose of the anthology was to showcases the talents of 32 different artists and writers of creators of color. In fact, the majority of Elements: Fire was written, drawn and lettered by women of color and every story depicts the element of Fire in different ways.
Check out my interview with actress and singer Karen Pittman. Karen is well known for her role as Inspector Priscilla Ridley on the Netflix smash hit Marvel’s Luke Cage. But she has also starred in the Americans, Flashpoint, Person of Interest as well as shared the screen with Louie C.K., John Boyega, Alfre Woodard and Oscar winner Viola Davis. In this interview, Karen and I talk about what it’s like being in the Marvel Universe and her favorite parts of the craft. As always comment and subscribe!
If you’ve been following me on youtube, then you know I interviewed a bunch of creators at The Schomburg Black comic Book Fest in January of this year. It was my first time recording the Black Comic Book Fest interviews with a crew and I really couldn’t have done it without Tyrell Worrel of The Fan Bros Show Podcast and Azreen Zaman as well as the amazing photography of Al Cayne of SugarCayne.com . Also, if you have some time, you should also check out the panels from the convention. So far there are two videos complete, but a third is on the way! Enjoy!
I did not get a chance to meet comic book veteran artist Julian Lytle in person until 2016 at Awesome Con, but he’s so laid back and cool, it’s like talking to one of my cousins. So, of course I said yes when Julian invited me onto his podcast Ignorant Bliss. For over two hours we talked about EVERYTHING. From comics to anime, podcasts to bad social media behavior and of course diversity. (I think we even tangentially talked about chocolate and my mother at one point). So if you want to listen to something while you’re working on your art, or cleaning your apartment, this is the podcast to listen to this week. 🙂 And if you’re looking for a list of the awesome music that Julian plays throughout the episode, check out the show notes. Enjoy!
Christina Stewart a.k.a. “Steenz” is one-half of the creative team behind Archival Quality (Oni Press) a comic written by Ivy Noelle Weir which follows Cel Walden, a young archivist who takes a job at a museum that is apparently haunted. Cel must battle her own depression and anxiety while trying to solve the mystery of the ghost that walks the museum’s halls. I was excited to be able to interview yet another sister working in comics! Read on:
I first heard about Uraeus through Mshindo Kuumba who was working with him on a project called Indigo. From there, I found that everyone in indie black comics knows him and likes him. I didn’t get a chance to officially meet the mild-mannered Uraeus until the Black Heroes Matter Panel at NYCC this year. I’m glad I did. What I learned led to this interview. Uraeus tells u what he’s been working on, how he came up with Black Heroes Matter, and some crazy stuff that has happened to him since. Enjoy!
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