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I want to showcase new creators who may not be published yet.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.
How should they contact you?
Like Brandon said, ;-)
That said, soon there will be a website with the official call for entries however-I can be reached now at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.
Ah, I read this post as a “first call” rather than a “pre-call”. My mistake!
I’m a new AA comic writer/creator; unpublished and interested. Check out my latest/first comic Good Grip. Feel free to reach out if interested!
Good Grip Comic
Guys, the post says in black & gray:
“In the months ahead, the Geppi Museum will be releasing information on submissions and updates on the show as it progressives.”
I’l see whether Robin has anything in his portfolio that would fit this exhibit…
OR…he could create something…
Possibly nitpicky, but the Black Panther is NOT “African-American.” He’s an AFRICAN unless Wakanda has sometime–in the last 45 or so years–been transplanted to the US or became a mere state.
For shame, Michael. For shame.
If this is to be about BLACK characters, the Panther’s acceptable. If it’s to be about AFRICAN-AMERICAN characters, the Panther’s not.
Definitely nit-picky dude. Definitely.
Cant wait for the details on this show, Im Chicano and Im looking forward to this show!
hello, imone of the artist from baltimore that met you at comic con, i stood up and spoke, I’m not the one you told to sit down. I’m looking forward into trying to get into this