WORDS AND PICTURES: DC Comics & the "Re-Blackifying" of the Martian Manhunter

I know I'm late but...
Let me see if I got this right.

DC Comics decides to address their "diversity" problems by "re-blackifying" Martian Manhunter.
As part of the process, he appears as a big tap-dancing Jimminy Cricket looking thing in a Zoot suit that doesn't know who he is, or whether he's good or bad. 
Pigeon-toed, knock-kneed, sittin' on a stool dressed like an old pimp caricature in a broke down tenement building... 
And they call him "Mr. Biscuits".
This becomes the foundation... the new preparation for him putting on his Black skin.
Mr. Biscuits.
Of course.
How else would you do it.
DC does its research. They know "the blacks".

~ Grey

WORDS & PICTURES: VAL-MAR: GIFTED AND CURSED 2: Available on iTunes & Amazon Kindle

VAL-MAR: GIFTED AND CURSED 2: Reality becomes terror for a young girl when confronted by a demon in Times Square. 

Learn more here...

Now available on Amazon Kindle & iTunes

SPOTLIGHT: Mshindo Kuumba I.: A Functional, Purposeful, Healing Artist

 
African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It’s not dormant. It’s not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source of joy. Spreading positive vibrations.
— Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def)
 

Whatever the medium, MSHINDO KUUMBA I., delivers. Whatever his role, art director, visual artist, comics creator, cover artist, dancer, martial artist, we can feel the love, life and power in his works.

THE LEGEND OF GOLDENCLAW | ART BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I., STORY IN COLLABORATION WITH URAEUS

THE LEGEND OF GOLDENCLAW | ART BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I., STORY IN COLLABORATION WITH URAEUS

We grow as he grows... his art heals...our minds...our hearts...

...down to our toes... :)

BOOTS HANDPAINTED BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

BOOTS HANDPAINTED BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

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Mshindo reminds us that we not only survive, but thrive in our collective future.

ANIKULAPO BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

ANIKULAPO BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

He has death in his pouch

He has death in his pouch

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Anikulapo has arisen... he is the eternal one... Both story and art by Mshindo.

He combines his magic with yours in his portraits.

AFUA BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I,

AFUA BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I,

NONY BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I,

NONY BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I,

CHICA-TEROSO BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

CHICA-TEROSO BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

CYNTHIA BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

CYNTHIA BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

AREV SAN BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

AREV SAN BY MSHINDO KUUMBA I.

This is what love looks like. 

art of mshindo i 2016 calendar

art of mshindo i 2016 calendar

Connect with Mshindo I.:

self-portrait by mshindo kuumba I.

self-portrait by mshindo kuumba I.

Gift-giving just became that much simpler.

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EXHIBIT: Medialia Gallery Presents: From Panel to Panel: A WinC NYC Art Exhibit & Gallery Reception: Feb - Mar 2016

Medialia Gallery presents:

FROM PANEL TO PANEL X: A month long art exhibition featuring the members of Women in Comics Collective NYC International (WinC) from across the country!

Admission to all events is free!

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27th 2016, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Exhibit: February 27th - March 26th, 2016

Closing Reception: Saturday, March 26th 2016, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Medialia ... Rack and Hamper Gallery

335 West 38th Street, 4th Foor, New York, New York 10018

www.medialiagallery.com

About Medialia ... Rack and Hamper Gallery

Established in 1992, Medialia ... Rack and Hamper Gallery specializes in small, affordable works by international artists, including: book art, medallic sculpture, small sculpture, transformable sculpture, wearable sculpture and wall hangings. Work of gallery artists is exhibited on a continual basis, along with special one-person and group exhibitions by international artists.

Founder and artistic director Mashiko Nakashima, has also established the not-for-profit, New Approach Inc. to promote emerging artists and curators, as well as to encourage public awareness and exposure to unconventional medallic art. 

About WinC

The Women in Comics Collective NYC is an Artistic and Informative Initiative that began in May of 2012. It serves to educate communities about the role and merit of Women working in the Comic Book/Multimedia industries as well as highlight their artistic endeavors.