1001 Black Men–#52

One more drawing in the Comic-Con series. I did this one during a panel on costume design. I love going to events like this. Aside from getting to hear a lot of cool people talk about art and literature and film, I also get a kick out of being one of a bunch of Black folks who refuse to let stereotypes and limitations keep us from doing the things we really love. In reality, no Black person truly fits the stereotypes associated us. This drawing acknowledges the experience of all African Americans — of being talked about, studied, strategized about, and obsessed over. But all of this is, for most of us, nothing but background noise. We go about the daily business of living our lives, with little attention to the voices that tell us that being Black is supposed to be a problem.


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