Here’s an excerpt of indie writer Alan Jones’ epic fantasy novel Sacrifices, the second in his trilogy, To Wrestle With Darkness. In it, Cil, Deborah, Ruth and Sarah are four sisters descended from angels (and humans) who must contest the forces of darkness that are intent on ending all of creation. Read More
Last month, some friends and I attended Motor City Steam Con up in Livonia, Mich. Good panels, good entertainment, seeing old acquaintances – all around great first convention. We had a great time. When I posted my photos from the event on Facebook a few days later, a friend of a friend got tagged in a picture of the two of us (I was dressed as a steampunk version of Garnet from Steven Universe), which started a thread of comments from people I don’t know. Most of them were complimentary but there always has to be one person who wants to try and ruin things, right? Read More
Due to a last-minute conflict, we missed Chad Taylor at last month’s Queen City Black Comix Day, but we wanted to make sure we followed up with him about his new sword-and-soul comic, Sword of Tora, his follow-up to the debut of the 5ive footers. Check out what he has to say as he brings us up to speed on what’s been working on. Read More
When we put out the call for submissions for Black Power: The Superhero Anthology, we expected a good response. However, we were NOT expecting to receive over 50 submissions.
Correction: over 50 submissions of some of the greatest stories we have ever had the pleasure of reading!
It was difficult to narrow it down, but we have chosen nineteen (19) stories we feel best capture what we are looking for and will excite and inspire readers who have been waiting for an anthology like this – one in which Black Superheroes are at the forefront, aren’t simply the sidekick, cannon fodder, or the “Magical Negro,” whose major purpose is to pick the white hero up (emotionally and often physically) when he is down and encourage said white hero to go on and save the world.
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This month, Midwest BSFA co-founder Aiesha Little was interviewed for Ghettoblaster Magazine‘s website! Check it out here!
Illustrator/musician Derrick Dankwa is coming to Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! Danwka received his BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2015 and is currently working on his own comic series, Antonym, which follows the story of two rival samurai, who also happen to be siblings. Alongside his illustrative work, he recently released a rap/hip-hop CD called HEAT. Read More
Local comics creator Charles Washington set to attend Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! We talked to him about his comics journey and what he hopes to achieve with his work. Read More
Jamilah McDowell, a biology major at the University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash campus, returns to Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! She will display some of her paintings and sell postcard versions of them at the event. McDowell is responsible for many of our event flyers and our super dope mascot, Frobot!