Author: Maren Williams

Profiles in Black Cartooning: Kyle Baker

Over a more than 30-year career, Kyle Baker has seemingly made his mark in every corner of mass media, from Cartoon Network to The New York Times. But it’s in the comics world that his boundless creative energy has truly…

A Legacy of Innovation and Commitment to Representation

In celebration of Black History, CBLDF is rerunning some amazing profiles created in partnership with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. To see the full list of resources, visit http://cbldf.org/profiles-in-black-cartooning/   Profiles in…

Comics Pioneer Challenged Racism and Status Quo of Her Era

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF is rerunning some amazing profiles created in partnership with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. To see the full list of resources, visit http://cbldf.org/profiles-in-black-cartooning/ Profiles…

How Comics Were Blamed for the Vampire Panic in 1950s Scotland

The year was 1954. The location: Glasgow, Scotland’s Southern Necropolis, a massive graveyard harboring over 250,000 sets of mortal remains. Over a span of three nights that September hundreds of children under the age of 14 reportedly assembled there with…

Jackie Ormes to Enter Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame

We at CBLDF were delighted to hear recently that Jackie Ormes, the first Black woman creator of a nationally syndicated comic strip, will be inducted into the Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame later this year. We profiled Ormes in…

Ailing Swedish Bookseller Arrested Again in China

Just months after Hong Kong-based bookseller and Swedish citizen Gui Minhai was supposedly released after nearly two years of detention in mainland China, he is back in official custody after being seized by plainclothes police officers on a Beijing-bound train.…