Cartoonists Plan Protest of Racial Grouping in Newspapers

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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7 Responses

  1. Marilee J. Layman says:

    When Boondocks left the comics, the WashPost brought in something stupid about college students that I don't read. But I think the only other black-oriented comic is Candorville. Half the two characters in Prickly City are black and Frazz has probably close to half black characters, but neither of those are black-oriented.

  2. Michael Davis says:

    I guess if someone had a comic called Fried Chicken & Watermelon then some more newspaper would run them. It seems to me that black voices (latino voices, asian voices, etc) are looked at like TV. In other words if there is all ready an black animated super hero on (let's call it Static Shock) why do we need another? Let's say that black animated show (let's call it Static Shock) was a BIG HIT. Why are there no toys for that show? Is it because the show was black or is it because the people in charge of the plush (that's toys, games,underroos, etc) simply do not think their is a market there? What do I think? I can't say…really I can't.But I would be interested in knowing why that is.

  3. Brian Alvey says:

    I am so glad that you chose to show a panel from Herb and Jamaal. It's my all-time favorite. ;-)