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12 Blaxploitation Films to REALLY Know

I don’t want to be that person…I really don’t. I don’t want to be the writer who publicly shames another writer, the publication they work for, and the editor they answer to…but I’m gonna do it anyway…because…well…some things just need to called out. With the release of DOLEMITE IS MY NAME on Netflix, someone at…

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New York Comic Con 2019

I will be at the New York Comic Con this year — look for me in Artist Alley at table G-29. I will have copies of my new self-published series ONE FALL, as well as a bunch of other stuff (including some FREE* gifts). I will also be moderating two different panels — Afropunks &…

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WRITING COMICS: Letting Go of the Words

Writers…oh, how we love our words. The problem is that in comics it isn’t just about the words, it is also about the pictures. As a writer, sometimes I forget that the words aren’t as important as they seemed when I wrote them. When I got the gig writing PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS, it…

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WRITING COMICS: NIGHTHAWK, Part 2: Finding the Villain

As I mentioned in my previous post, NIGHTHAWK was my first regular series at Marvel, even though it came out second. I started developing NIGHTHAWK back in May of 2015, but the first issue would not come out until May 25, 2016 – more than a year later. In that time, the series underwent considerable…

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WRITING COMICS: NIGHTHAWK, Part 1

NIGHTHAWK was my first series for Marvel, even though it did not come out first. As I was developing NIGHTHAWK, I also got the job writing POWER MAN & IRON FIST, which was given top priority. As a result, NIGHTHAWK went on the back-burner for a while, and came out after POWER MAN & IRON…

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San Diego Comic Con 2019

It’s that time of year again…San Diego Comic Con is this weekend. I hope to see some of you there. Here’s my schedule… THURSDAY, July 18th 11am – noon – Reading and Raising Our Voices: From Comics to Community Organizing. San Diego Central Library 3pm – 4pm – Giving Voice to Independent Creators. Room 28DE…

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In stores now – BITTER ROOT, Volume 1

BITTER ROOT, Volume 1 — co-written and co-created by yours truly with Chuck Brown (co-writer) and Sanford Greene (artist) is now in stores. Available at Comic Stores and Book Stores EVERYWHERE. Available digitally on Comixology. Available on Amazon.

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THE LANDLORD – blu-ray review

THE LANDLORD 1970 director: Hal Ashby; starring: Beau Bridges, Diana Sands, Lou Gossett, Jr., Pearl Bailey, Marki Bey, Lee Grant Before the blaxploitation revolution kicked off with an explosion in 1971, there were films in the late 1960s and 1970 that helped to lay the groundwork for what was about to come. While many of…

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