Thursday, October 9, 2014

NYCC 2014

Single Serving Comic by Ellen Goodlett and myself. 

It's the comic creators busiest time of year again, New York Comic Con! This year you can catch me at Artist Alley Table K5 with super talented writer Amy Chu on Saturday, October 11, 2014 selling her newest comic: Girl's Night Out: That's The Way Love Goes. It features the comic that I posted about here: Character Designs For Upcoming Comic that I worked on with Ellen Goodlett called 'Single Serving.'  Trish Mulvihill with there on Thursday (Oct.9). Ariela Kristantina will be there Friday (Oct.10). Louie Chin will be there Sunday (Oct. 11).

The cover of Girls Night Out: That's the Way Love Goes by Amy Chu
See you there!

UNESCO's Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth
Some good news to announce: I am, currently, working with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizationon their Women in African History series. You can check out more of the project here: UNESCO's Women in African History. It features various biographical comics of African women and women of African descent from various places across the world and highlights their contributions and accomplishments to history. My current project is Sojourner Truth (featured above). 

Sojourner Truth full body
Sojourner, who was born a slave in New York State, traveled across the US giving speeches that highlighted her experiences in slavery to aid in her fight for equality. She was an abolitionist and women's rights activist. She met two presidents, Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. All which is pretty amazing considering she was illiterate. While researching historical reference and being lost in all of it's awe and wonder it's quite a sobering realization that many people were enslaved as well as being tortured and abused for that simple fact. (Also, the angry mobs that targeted free people.) For those who were free there was still a system of horrible segregation in place in the non slave states and territories which made life even harder for those who sacrificed everything to acquire that freedom. 

I will continue to post updates and announce when the project will be published for you to check out. For the meantime please read the other comics already posted there from the many other talented illustrators and writers about many of these wonderful women from history.