MICHAEL DAVIS: African-Americans in Comics Exhibit
In February 2013, I will have the honor of curating a galley show called Milestones: African Americans in Comics. Pop Culture and Beyond. The show will held at the Geppi Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
It’s my goal to make this the most comprehensive showing of black comic and related content ever assembled.
The Geppi Museum is nothing short of fantastic and as mentioned I am indeed honored to be creating this show for them. The best of the best will be showcased… but that’s not what I’m writing about today. Today I’m looking for a few good artists.
A few good new artists.
Soon the process will begin to select the professional artists for the show. Some will be invited others will be asked to submit work for jury selection. Consider this my ComicMix reader jump start for any new artist out there who may want to submit work for the show before the official call for entries.
I want to showcase new creators who may not be published yet. The show will have a worldwide audience as it will be up for a year and the press coverage will be massive. The opening of the show will surely attract comics elite and powerful and will be a grand way for a new artist to have his or her work showcased.
The show is not just open to black creators. It’s a show about African-American impact in pop culture. I’m open to any art that features or has been influenced by the African-American experience.
To put it another way, the Black Panther was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.
I’m looking for creativity, excellence and above all voices with something to say.
In the months ahead, the Geppi Museum will be releasing information on submissions and updates on the show as it progressives.
If you can, try and see the show while it’s up. There will be punch and pie.