This is sure to be a fascinating discussion, involving as it does so many fascinating topics: history, segregation, newspaper strips, and the 70's! Be sure to mark your calendars!
African Americans in the Comics. Carlton Hargo, editor of Creative Loafing and author of the paper’s regular “Comic Proportions” column, talks about black artists and imagery from Torchy, a syndicated strip in the era of segregated newspapers, to 70’s super hero Black Man – and beyond. Tusculum College professor Taimi Olsen visits to discuss her research on a surprising African American perspective in the classic strip Krazy Kat.
Friday, February 22, 2008
OTHER EVENTS :: African Americans In The Comics
Our buddy Carlton Hargro, editor-in-chief of Charlotte's Creative Loafing, and regular reviewer of comics in CL, is giving a talk at the Levine Museum of the New South on Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm. The official blurb below (emphasis mine):