4 webcomics created by african americans
By Eye Candy
October 6, 2010
4 Webcomics Created by African Americans
Words Anjuan for Newsone.com
Created by Houston based artist Fave, A Pug Named Fender chronicles the adventures of a pug as he enjoys the thrills of barbecue, music, technology, and other essentials that make life worth living. This recently launched webcomic has already featured guest appearances by soul music artists like Questlove. New episodes of A Pug Named Fender are posted every Tuesday and Thursday.
Michelle Billingsly created JOE! to capture the life the title character, a rambunctious 10 year old. This webcomic doesn’t just focus on Joe and has created a cast with well developed characters. There is no regular update schedule, but new strips come out about twice a month. Addanac City
George Ford publishes Addanac City which depicts the shenanigans of Hank Addanac. It’s an interesting mix of Calvin and Hobbes and Phineas and Ferb. Ford keeps a rigorous schedule of publishing seven comics a week that goes back to August 2008. The cast is very diverse and both the writing and art show a high degree of quality. Company Man
Phoenix artist Frank Jordan publishes a new Company Man strip five days a week. I offers a humorous look at the lives of a diverse cast of characters. The content of the humor make it a webcomic for mature readers.
The artists behind these five webcomics are using new media to present the diverse perspectives of African Americans through the comic art form. Both the comic book and webcomic industries tend to be representative of white culture, and these webcomics offer a refreshing dose of color commentary.
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