BLACK KIRBY | John Jennings & Stacey Robinson @Annex in Chicago

Last week, as I waited for Tiger Auto on Ashland Ave. to complete some need car repairs, I headed to the library on Chicago Ave.  As I went in, I glanced across the street at the large, renovated building called Annex. I noticed the art installations hanging in the windows, just as someone was taking them down.

A few hours later, on my way to pick up my car, I looked across the street at the Annex and BAM! What did I see? Some amazing Black Art! Not just any Black Art because there is alot of great Black Art; if you have the Mind to look for it!

However, this Black Art, covering the large windows, belonged to a pair of artists that I know!

BLACK KIRBY | John Jennings & Stacey Robinson @Annex in Chicago

Well, I don’t know them that personally but I am familiar with their art and success through the amazing world of the internet!  Actually, I learned of both artists in 2007 via a site and forum called and the defunct HeroTalk, respectively. The artists are

Who are they? John Jennings and Stacey Robinson are both are Black Professors and creative visual artists. United, they are Black Kirby and inspired the by legendary comic book artist, Jack Kirby ; they explore Afrofuturism.

“Afrofuturism is a movement that combines African Diaspora themes and the Black Experience infused with spirituality, technology and the futuristic visuals of science fiction. The purpose is to underscore the historical and current social issues of Blacks around the globe and engage the imagination for solutions; placed in a futuristic context across multiple mediums of visual art, literature, music, fashion etc.”

For more information, click their names above and check out the images below for a taste of Black Kirby!


Tezla #1: College Life Supercharged!

Creator Dimitris Moore has a successful Kickstarter for his project, Tezla #1: College Life Supercharged!

“In a world where meta-humans are no longer fiction, how can one young woman cope with her new powers and balance college life?”

This is the question that Mr. Moore is poised to answer with fun artwork and a coming of hero story featuring Tezla! This is a great looking project so click the image above and go $upport Indie Creators and Their Projects!! I did!

BLACK COMIX RETURNS – African American Comic Art & Culture

Fresh after dropping Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation and breaking The New York Times Graphic Novel Booklist (there’s a joke there); The Incredible Creative Forces of Professor John Jennings and Dr. Damian Duffy unite for the anticipated follow-up to their 2010 project, BLACK COMIX.  Support their Kickstarter, BLACK COMIX RETURNS – African American Comic Art & Culture.

BLACK COMIX RETURNS will showcase 50 artists in over 144 pages through art and essays!

Click the image above and $upport Great Indie Projects!