Dare2Draw and the Art Students League of New York are happy to present “Black”!
Creators Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3 will be joining us for this Dare2Draw and we’ll have an opportunity to talk to them about their break out hit book, “Black”. We’ll get their insights on what they were thinking when they created the book and hear what’s next for them. “Black” is brilliantly drawn by Jamal Igle, with iconic covers by Khary Randolph.
The event will feature live drawing (all drawing supplies provided!), a D2D Quick Draw Challenge (over $2,000 of prizes and swag), a FREE copy of BLACK (while supplies last), refreshments and much more! Join us for an intimate and candid talk about art, geek culture and race.
This event will be hosted by Pete LePage & Jennifer Cruté with “Chat” interview by Phil Dejean, and prroduced by Carlos D Chenet.
Can’t make the event? A 3.5 hr. Interactive Livestream Experience will also be available! Up-to-date details will be posted on Facebook.
Learn more about “BLACK” here.
Dare2Draw is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, educational and cultural organization dedicated to creating and supporting mentoring and networking opportunities for cartoonists of all levels; Cultivating the awareness of and appreciation for the study of sequential art; and the furtherance and preservation of the comic book medium’s contributions to literacy, art, and culture, through outreach programs, events, and projects.
Reviews from the NYTimes
“Black “doesn’t represent all blackness, that is impossible,” said Mr. Osajyefo. But the goal was “to reflect what black people look like and where they come from.” The characters emerge from all walks of life and the dialogue is peppered with slang.”
By George Gene Gustines: https://goo.gl/xaHcZt
Review from Paste Magazine –
“Black is admirable not only for its contribution to the visibility of the contemporary black experience within the realm of graphic storytelling, but also for providing a fictional form of catharsis from a very real and present fear that pervades the black experience in our present day,” By Toussaint Egan: https://goo.gl/N3ct9W