prophet #42 : ron wimberly jumps in and delivers one of the best issues of the entire turned-on-its-head relaunch led by brandon graham & co…
The new mini-series is written by Brian Ash, a writer and producer of the animated program. He previously wrote a Black Dynamite graphic novel in 2011 called Slave Island. Here, he’s collaborating with artist Ron Wimberly who originally designed some of the characters for the TV series.
Much like how the film emulated the look and feel of low-budget, one-take ’70s blaxploitation films, the comic takes on the look of comic books of that era and even employs veteran comic book artist Sal Buscema to ink over Wimberly’s pencils…
Overall: Being a fan of the film, the last comic book, and the animated series, I have a very biased opinion (as does fellow RWG writer Wesley Messer), but I honestly think that a knowledge of Black Dynamite is not necessary to enjoy this book. If you are at all familiar with cult blacksploitation films and you have a sense of humour, then I can’t imagine you not completely loving Black Dynamite #1. Final score: 10 out of 10.
Good news for comics online. Matt Bors announced the Nib’s new 2014 lineup
When I began editing at Medium a few months ago, my goal was to make The Nib the destination for good political cartoons…
"…There will be comics this year from Sarah Glidden, Lucy Bellwood, Darryl Holliday and Erik Rodriguez, Ron Wimberly, Blue Delliquanti, Jess Ruliffson, Zohar Lazar, Leigh Cowart and Jeannette Langmead, Jon Rosenberg, Wendy MacNaughton, Jack Ohman, Emi Gennis, and John Martz.”
I’m gonna take a little break from Tumblr for awhile folks. I’ll keep posting things on d-pi.tumblr (got queues, dunny!), but the other tumblrs will be silent for awhile.
I’ll be answering questions or whatever through the day.
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Weekly web comic depicts Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson as he manages his busy life while still “Unleashing the Speed” by enlisting the aid of a mysterious factotum.This comic supports ad spots with a similar narrative thread.
Finally posted the rest of these C&J illustrations over on my behance page.