I am incredibly excited to announce that I am co-curating an exhibit at the historic Society of Illustrators starting next month called “The Artist’s Experience: From Brotherman to Batman“, featuring the work of no less than sixteen Black sequential artists from all over the comic book spectrum. Including Award-Winning artist Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves, Red Hood) who developed the concept. Many of the artists featured have been quietly working in the industry for years without receiving much recognition. On display from June 15, 2022 to Oct 29, 2022 “The Artist’s Experience: From Brotherman to Batman“ hopes to change that.
Among the featured artists are Larry Stroman, who has spent three decades illustrating everything from the X-Men to The Punisher (Marvel), as well as Eisner-Award Winning illustrator Denys Cowan whose pencil work on The Question (DC Comics) garnered him a prestigious Eisner Award a few years before he co-founded Milestone Media. The work of Eisner Award-Winning artists John Jennings, Alitha Martinez, and Afua Richardson will be on display as well.
Also showcased are pioneers Dawud Anyabwile, founder of Brotherman Comics, the longest running independently published Black comic book in the country. As well as Award-Winning Artist Ronald Wimberly, founder of the experimental art magazine THE LAAB and whose Prince of Cats graphic novel is currently being adapted to film by Spike Lee. Khary Randolph, Jamal Igle, Damion Scott, Micheline Hess, Sanford Greene, Eric Battle, Marcus Williams, Chuck Collins, Darryl Banks and Robyn Smith the artist behind “NUBIA: Real One” and the award-winning “Wash Day Diaries” will all have work on display as well.
““The Artist’s Experience: From Brotherman to Batman“, runs from June 15, 2022 to October 10, 2022, with an early Juneteenth Opening Night Celebration on June 16th from 6pmET-9pmET at the Society of Illustrators located at 128 East 63rd Street New York, NY.
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ABOUT THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS: The Society of Illustrators’ mission is to promote the art of illustration, to appreciate its history and evolving nature through exhibitions, lectures and education, and to contribute the service of its members to the welfare of the community at large.