I am extremely honored to have recently been named as the new chairperson of The Glyph Comics Awards Committee (GCA). I would like to thank Rich Watson, the original chair and founder of GCA as well as the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) for this amazing opportunity. I am looking forward to working with this prestigious award program and the ECBACC.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk will never get enough of our newly re-eleced Black President of the United States. As we continue to document his presidency in our Funky President blog and our Barack Obama comic book collection, we will also continue to look for artists who create the hippest and koolest portrayals of President Barack Obama. Ben Heine is definitely one of these artists.
The James Bond 007 franchise has been around for 50 years now. Whether you’re young, old, white, black, Asian or Latino, if you love action movies with lots of sex and spy drama, you’re no doubt a “Bond, James Bond” fan. Practically a genre unto itself via the films and the music, ‘James Bond’, has been a mainstay for movies in countries around the world.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk welcomes Anthony Bourne to our Aesthetic Grooves family. Please check out and support his work.
Have you ever wondered how the whole blue state vs. red state thing really works in the Electorial College? Here is a cool set of maps that make it a little easier to understand.
Toro Loco is one of my favorite restaurants…that’s because it’s authentic food, not a chain food joint.
The blaxploitation film era of the 1970s was one of the coolest and hippest times in cinematic history. These films were made with low budgets for Black audiences and represented what was going on in the “hood”. At the time these films may have offended some but they had a huge impact on many others and Black culture as a whole. A number of these films were some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters of the time.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk loves blaxploitation so much that we had to interview Josiah Howard, author of Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide. This book is in our funky library! So sit back as we take a ride with Josiah’s as he talks about his love of the greatest period in cinematic history.
The best part about four more years of President Obama is getting to witness for more years of Barack and Michelle! Just can’t ever get enough of The President and his amazing First Lady.
I cannot stress enough how important it is for everyone to exercise their right to vote. Many good people died so that everybody could vote. Many bad people are still trying to take away our right to vote…so if you don’t use it you will definitely lose it.
I am very proud that I was able to make a small donation to the Obama For America effort to help re-elect the President. To be clear, my donation was not even close to his largest, but he still send me a thank you note…me and the millions of other Americans that gave what they could to help keep our country moving forward. But still it is special to me, so I am sharing it with you.
The Museum of UnCut Funk is highlighing some of the koolest and funniest political comic strips and art that we have come across. We enjoyed them and we hope you will too!
It is official. Barack is still a rock star. He still gets all the cool celebs to support him. Here are the campaign songs that were created for Barack’s 2012 Presidential campaign.
As we continue with our celebration of the second term of President Barack Obama, we look back at some political comics done after the first election that suggested that Martin Luther King’s Dream had been fulfilled!
The Museum Of UnCut Funk is not making light of the pain, suffering and loss that so many of our fellow Americans have experienced during and following Hurricane Sandy. We can relate in our own way as we had no power, heat or hot water for 12 days. Even so, we are not complaining because we know we were blessed. Here are a few comics that take a political look at this disaster.
Barack Obama recently made the following comment in a Rolling Stone interview about his Republican opponent in the 2012 Presidential Election, “You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.”
Clarence Matthew Baker was a Black comic book artist who died in 1959. He attended the Cooper Union School of Engineering, Art, and Design in New York. In 1944, he got a job as a background artist with the S.M. Iger Studio. His first published work was in Jumbo Comics #69.