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:

Launching tomorrow! PARIS 2119: a cyberpunk love story
about 1 month ago – Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:38:53 AM

Our next Kickstarter campaign launches in less than 24 hours, and there's still time to pre-register for bonus savings! PARIS 2119 - a deadly, dystopic romance launches at 11am EST tomorrow, June 30th!

And there's still time for you to Pre-register at our website TODAY to get $2 in Backerkit Credit if you commit to joining us for this project!

(If you're not sure what Backerkit Credit is, it is credit that will be applied to your final checkout after the campaign ends, which can lower the cost of add-ons or postage.)

Visit http://www.magnetic-press.com/early-access-paris-2119-ks/ for more early campaign information, including how to pre-register. Then join us for the launch tomorrow at 11am PST for reveal of Peach Momoko's limited edition variant cover art as well as the full-length trailer, exclusive early-bird rewards, production insight, interviews, galleries, and more!

Hope to see you there!

Early access (and bonus reward!) to our newest project, PARIS 2119: A deadly, dystopic romance
about 1 month ago – Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 07:53:14 PM

Hi Everyone!

It has been a LONG time since our last update (years, in fact!), but we've got a lot of exciting things in the works now, in particular our newest Kickstarter project that we'll be launching next Tuesday -- PARIS 2119!

BLACK MIRROR meets BLADE RUNNER in this deluxe hardcover graphic novel by acclaimed authors ZEP and DOMINIQUE BERTAIL, with an exclusive variant cover by fan-favorite artist PEACH MOMOKO!

It's a mind-bending cyberpunk love story in the proud tradition of classic science fiction authors such as Philip K Dick, Isaac Asimov,and Arthur C Clark, with visually stunning artwork that pays tribute to the great sci-fi comic artists of the past, including Wally Wood, Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Enki Bilal, François Schuiten, and Jean-Claude Mézières.

We're offering not only a campaign-exclusive variant cover edition, but several other exclusive rewards, production insight, galleries, cool stretch goals, and more!

And since you were a supporter of one of our previous campaigns, we want to offering you $2 in Backerkit Credit if you commit to joining us for this project as well. (If you're not sure what Backerkit Credit is, it is credit that will be applied to your final checkout after the campaign ends, which can lower the cost of add-ons or postage.)

Just follow this link to our specialsneak peek landing site and enter your email to pre-register. When we see your pledge come through after launch, we will apply that bonus credit to your account!

So please Join us at launch at 10am CST Tuesday, June 30th for the reveal of Peach Momoko's limited edition variant cover art, the world-premiere trailer, and a host of other cool things!

Thanks and hope to see you there!

DVD upgrade refunds are paid out
about 2 years ago – Sat, May 12, 2018 at 07:08:03 PM

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C2E2, BLACK INK DVD update, and future ideas
over 2 years ago – Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 12:40:57 AM

Hi everyone!

Last weekend John, Damian, and myself were at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) talking up and signing the book, and it was really exciting how much attention and praise it has been getting!  John and Damian were on a few different panels, and were even interviewed for SyFy's live stage coverage -- check out the full video interview at the link below!

http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/watch-c2e2-black-comix-returns-with-john-jennings-and-damian-duffy 

We also discussed some other ideas and outstanding issues, one in particular being the status of Craig Rippon's BLACK INK documentary and the DVD bundle... While we know for sure that it is still coming together and looking as great as promised, it is admittedly taking much longer to finish than expected. So until there's an end-date and a solid plan for DVDs to be made, we decided to take the bundle off the table. We're still going to support Craig's effort, but we're going to close those open-ended upgraded pledges and pre-orders from our Backerkit.

If you had upgraded your pledge to the DVD bundle tier on Backerkit, we will be refunding that $20 add-on charge back to your original payment method. That only seems to affect 28 of you, so those of you should see that refund go through back to you this week.  And hey -- you still get to keep the nice 12x12" cardstock print that was sent with your book!

Once the documentary is done, we'll certainly start shouting about it and promoting it as best as we can!  And if DVDs do become available, we'll work with Craig to make sure you all are at the head of the line for those.

One other thing John, Damian, and I discussed over the weekend was the future of Black Comix as an evolving destination and ongoing gallery for new and upcoming comic talent.  One idea was to build and manage Black Comix as a content website full of portfolios and galleries for not only the talent featured in the book, but to have it grow over time with more galleries added weekly or monthly. Ideally it would be great to build it into something curated like Artstation.com, Behance, CGSociety, etc (although it would certainly start out a lot leaner and more streamlined than those massive, automated, user-generated sites). We're looking into the tools necessary to build that sort of site now, but will definitely let everyone here know about any plans as they come together.  We all absolutely want to keep this spotlight burning, even if the prospect of a third volume (some even asked about making it an annual...!) seems pretty daunting and exhausting right now... we just got this second one done, and that took over 18 months! A website seems like it might be easier to maintain on an ongoing basis...

So stay tuned, these things can take time, but we're serious about keeping the public conversation going!

This just happened...
over 2 years ago – Thu, Apr 05, 2018 at 10:44:32 PM

 John and Jordan. Just hanging out with an awesome book.