4 Pages 16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape: Vol. 01 - The Symphony
by Jiba Molei Anderson
The Black Age of Comics. This is the term coined in 1992. With the emergence of Milestone Media, Brotherman, Tribe and other entitles in the early nineties, the presence of the African American in sequential art could not be denied. In 2015, diversity has become the buzzword in the comic book industry with companies like DC and Marvel claiming to lead the charge, but merely scratching the surface of the complexity and intersection of race, culture and gender. We are Visual MCs and Literary DJs. We move our pencils and pixels like the comic book B-Boys and B-Girls we are, with our Graffitti making the world a little more beautiful...a little more flavorful. The comic book industry is more than DC or Marvel. The scene is more diverse than Image or Dark Horse. This is visual Jazz, Rock, Funk, Hip Hop and electronic music. This is art for the people.