BLACK COMIX RETURNS - African American Comic Art & Culture

Created by Neurobellum Productions

A hardcover collection of art and essays showcasing the best African American artists in today's vibrant comic book culture.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Happy Holidays
23 days ago – Fri, Dec 25, 2020 at 09:57:01 AM

THANK YOU for all of your wonderful and heartfelt support this year. We couldn't have done it without you, and it warms us to know that you folks are out there with as much interest in these wonderful authors and artists as we have.

New Kickstarter launching TOMORROW! BRINDILLE and LOVE: THE MASTIFF!
about 1 month ago – Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 05:33:38 AM

Hi Everyone!

We've been hard at work on yet another beautiful offering and it is launching on Kickstarter TOMORROW!

We are bringing not one but TWO new graphic novels from the award-winning creative team of FRÉDÉRIC BRRÉMAUD and FEDERICO BERTOLUCCI:

BRINDILLE and LOVE: THE MASTIFF!

A young girl wakes up in the midst of a raging forest fire, with no memory of who she is or how she got there. After being rescued by a nearby village of elf-like creatures, she sets out on a magical journey in search of answers to questions she doesn’t even know how to ask. Along the way, she befriends a talking wolf who takes on the role of guide and guardian on this strange, epic adventure.

Filled with magic, monsters, mystery, and mermaids, this dark fantasy will dazzle readers with its breathtaking beauty and wonder.

Visit the pre-registration page for a FREE cardstock print of the campaign exclusive, limited edition variant cover art for Brindille by Ben Caldwell!

A loyal hunting dog finds himself alone in the wild outback of Australia when his master is struck down by a poisonous snake during an expedition. Now he must make his way through the dangers and obstacles of the magnificent wilderness, relying on instincts that no amount of domestication can fully suppress…

The fifth and newest volume in the world-renowned, award-winning LOVE series of wordless wildlife graphic novels, this beautiful, all-ages series explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration.

We're also offering EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION COLLECTORS BOXED SETS of Brremaud and Bertolucci's celebrated LOVE and LITTLE TAILS series! These will not be distributed through retail and will only be produced in quantity determined by this campaign!

CHECK IT OUT HERE AND PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING US OUT ON DAY ONE!

Launching next Tuesday: WAHCOMMO - a dark fantasy graphic novel by Luis NCT!
3 months ago – Sat, Oct 17, 2020 at 12:18:43 AM

Hi everyone!

We are launching our next Kickstarter campaign NEXT TUESDAY for another beautiful hardcover graphic novel, this time a dark fantasy in the best LOTR tradition: WAHCOMMO, illustrated by the phenomenal LUIS NCT!

Mixing familiar aesthetic elements from THE LORD OF THE RINGS with character threads from YA tales such as THE GIVER series and the GRACELING series, WAHCOMMO will appeal to fans of high fantasy from every direction. Filled with classic elements of role playing games such as BALDUR’S GATE, THE ELDER SCROLLS, and THE WITCHER, WAHCOMMO offers an adventure filled with an exciting and unique visual style that mixes comic art with painterly brushwork and the cinematic scope of an animated feature.

It’s a bold narrative about determining one’s own fate and defying social expectations.

We're absolutely over the moon to have gotten one of our most favorite artists ever, the multiple-award-winning co-creator of one of our favorite Eisner-nominated comics, ISOLA, to provide a campaign exclusive variant cover for the book: KARL KERSCHL!

Campaign-exclusive variant cover by Karl Kerschl (Isola)

In fact, we are so excited by Karl's cover art that we are giving away a FREE LINEN CARDSTOCK PRINT of his cover art to every backer who pre-registers their promise to pledge on our landing page at www.wahcommo.com!

Just visit that site, enter your email address, and when we see your pledge come in during the campaign, we'll mark you down to receive one of these beautiful pieces! (This is similar to our pre-registration offer for the Peach Momoko print for ASTER... if you missed that one, here's your chance to get in on this one!)

Visit the pre-reg landing page for more art and preview material, then also visit the pre-launch page on Kickstarter to be notified when it goes live on TUESDAY OCT. 20th at 10am CST!

Thanks for your continued support!

Our latest project is now live: ASTER OF PAN - a post-apocalyptic graphic novel by Merwan
5 months ago – Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 05:40:44 AM

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to share this link (in case you hadn't gotten an email or other news about it) -- we've just launched our next Kickstarter project! (Yes, already!) :D

ASTER OF PAN is lushly watercolored original graphic novel by acclaimed writer/artist/animator MERWAN (“Blood and Gold”, “For the Empire”, and “Glory Days”). This 200-page hardcover is packed end-to-end with high-octane action sequences mixed with gripping character drama and a moving spirit of determination and hope. Like the best high-concept YA summer blockbusters, ASTER OF PAN will have you poised at the edge of your seat till the end credits roll.

It's like THE HUNGER GAMES meets DODGEBALL as if animated by Katsuhiro Otomo.

The gallery-quality 8.5"x11” hardcover edition of this 200-page work of art will feature a campaign-exclusive variant cover by celebrated illustrator PEACH MOMOKO (@peachmomoko60). This variant and any additional stretch goal items will only be available through this campaign. (The standard retail edition featuring Merwan’s original cover will also be available as an add-on after the campaign.)

READ THE FULL 8-PAGE OPENING PROLOGUE SEQUENCE HERE!

(More pages will be added to this link throughout the campaign!)

So hop over to the campaign today to see more, including the trailer video and a link to sample pages. This amazing book is really something you have to see to believe!