#SDCC: The Black Panel 2010
There’s something very strange when the only write-up I’ve seen on this year’s Black Panel came not from any comics websites, but from the Wall Street Journal. On the other hand, perhaps they were just reading the actual sales figures, and they noted that the best selling comic of 2009 featured a black man.
This year’s panel included, besides moderator and self-crowned Master Of The Universe Michael Davis, author Nnedi Okorafor, entertainment
attorney Darrell Miller, former Danity Kane singer Dawn Richard,
director and comics writer Reginald Hudlin, artist Denys Cowan, writer Natashia
McGough, Wu-Tang Clan’s Prodigal Sunn, and actor Bill Duke.
The WSJ certainly captured the flavor of the panel:
Davis opened the event by beckoning any reporters from conservative
media outlets to take his comically incendiary comments out of context,
including his announcement that he would not be letting white people
into the event and that white people are all better off dead. He later
scathingly lambasted anybody that violated the rules of the panel, such
as when audience members digress during the Q&A portion. Suffice it
to say, it pretty much happened most of the time anyway.
Hopefully video will be available soon.