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Comic Art in Museums$
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Kim A. Munson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496828118

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.001.0001

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Our Heroes: African American Artists and Images in the American Comic Book

Our Heroes: African American Artists and Images in the American Comic Book

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(p.175) Our Heroes: African American Artists and Images in the American Comic Book
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Comic Art in Museums
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Dwayne McDuffie

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0019

This chapter contains a 1992 exhibition catalog essay for Black Ink: African American Cartoonist Showcase at the Cartoon Art Museum (San Francisco), written by the late comics and television writer Dwayne McDuffie (Ben 10, Justice League Unlimited, Milestone Media), who shares a heartfelt childhood story of his discovery of the world of the Black Panther and the citizens of Wakanda, and the importance of racial representation in both life and art. Black Ink was a survey show curated by Rochon Perry, featuring work by over fifty African American cartoonists with a spotlight on Jackie Ormes’s comic Torchy Brown.

Keywords:   African American Cartoonist, Black Panther, Torchy Brown, Representation, Cartoon Art Museum

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