Posts Tagged ‘ black history month ’

Jackie Ormes to Enter Will Eisner Comics Hall of Fame

February 2, 2018
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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 our book She Changed Comics, and also ran the expanded version below in conjunction with…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Milestone Comics

February 29, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Milestone Comics

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!  The push for diversity is a discussion that has gained much traction in recent years. We are starting to see more artists…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Kyle Baker

February 26, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Kyle Baker

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!   Over a more than 30-year career, Kyle Baker has seemingly made his mark in every corner of mass media, from Cartoon Network…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Barbara Brandon-Croft

February 23, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Barbara Brandon-Croft

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!   One of the most complicated truths about Black History Month is this: while celebrating means being able to feel pride in our…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Bertram A. Fitzgerald and Golden Legacy

February 22, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Bertram A. Fitzgerald and Golden Legacy

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!   This is the story of a mild-mannered accountant, Bertram A. Fitzgerald, who unexpectedly became a pioneer in comics publishing. At a time…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Richard Eugene “Grass” Green

February 19, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Richard Eugene “Grass” Green

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!   Black History Month has become a multifaceted parade of Black greatness in all of my social media feeds — first Black man…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Larry Fuller

February 17, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Larry Fuller

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!   Larry Fuller—a.k.a. A. Christian White—with his quick wit, eye for innovation, and keen sense of opportunity is regarded as one of the…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Orrin C. Evans and All-Negro Comics

February 9, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Orrin C. Evans and All-Negro Comics

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!  If you were to call Orrin C. Evans bold in the pursuits he enjoyed in his life, it would be like saying…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Matt Baker

February 5, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Matt Baker

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!  In the 1940s and 1950s, Clarence Matthew Baker — best known as Matt Baker — was widely regarded as the master of…

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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Jackie Ormes

February 1, 2016
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Profiles in Black Cartooning: Jackie Ormes

In celebration of Black History Month, CBLDF has partnered with Black Nerd Problems to spotlight Black comics creators and cartoonists who made significant contributions to free expression. Visit CBLDF.org throughout the month of February to learn more!  Zelda Jackson Ormes, better known as Jackie, was the first African American woman to make a living as a cartoonist.…

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