ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero Exhibition

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An Exhibition Of Comic Book Covers Featuring The First Black President Of The United States



ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero Exhibition

The ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero Exhibition is our tribute to our first Black President, President Barack Obama.

ObamaCon includes images of original comic books, graphic novels and comic industry magazines from our collection that feature President Obama on the cover.

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Because he was soooooo damn calm, cool and collected like that, and actually did rescue the country from impending doom and disaster, he became our SuperBad, SuperBlack, Superhero. So we decided to collect artifacts from his Presidency that depicted him exactly like that, our calm, cool, collected and newest Black Superhero. We pay homage to our President by curating our very cool collection of comic books, graphic novels and comic industry magazines that feature President Barack Obama on the cover into a traveling exhibition.

President Barack Obama finished his historic second term as the first Black President of the United States as the most admired man in the country, with a high approval rating and a robust list of accomplishments that will shape his legacy for decades to come.

One of his most enduring achievements will be how he both embraced and shaped popular culture like no other President before him. One of the coolest Presidents in our lifetime, he demonstrated a unique ability to engage and inspire a young multicultural coalition through a rare combination of intellect, compassion and humor.

Candidate Obama was loved by millions, especially within the creative community. Visual artists supported his 2008 campaign with original artwork and posters that reflected his themes of hope and change. Obama also received similar love and admiration from comic artists and the comic book community. Once it was revealed that he was a huge comic book fan and avid collector of Spiderman and Conan The Barbarian comic books, what followed was an explosion of Obama comic book appearances. Candidate, President-Elect and President Obama were immortalized on numerous comic book covers and became central characters in comic book series as well as biographical comics and graphic novels that documented his path to the White House. This was the first time that a winning Black U.S. Presidential Candidate and Black U.S. President were depicted in comic form. Most of these comic depictions were positive and respectful, capturing Obama in his official capacities as a Presidential candidate and Commander-In-Chief. Some comic depictions even portrayed President Obama as a Black Superhero

President Obama’s improbable election was beyond our imagination, a transformative, barrier-breaking occurrence that many of us thought we would never witness in our lifetime. His campaign and election became larger than life, and as a result, to many Obama took on super human status. It became clear during the 2008 campaign that the next President would need superpowers to save the economy and the country from the biggest economic disaster since the Great Depression. Given the enormity of the task ahead, it was only fitting that Obama was reimagined as a Superhero. President Barack Obama was a role model for every Black child and an inspiration to the Black community, our newest Black Superhero. President Barack Obama also represented the best this country had to offer and progress in our on-going and difficult struggle to achieve equal opportunity for all, our newest American superhero.

You can learn more about and see images of the comic book covers featuring President Obama here:

Barack Obama Comic Book Collection

The ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero exhibition will tour to museums, libraries, schools, colleges and universities and other cultural institutions.

828 people have seen the ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero exhibition to date!!!

 

ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero Exhibition Schedule

  • January 1 – 31, 2017 – Brown V. Board Of Education National Historic Site – Topeka, Kansas – 828 people saw this exhibition!!!
 

ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero Exhibition Results

Brown V. Board Of Education National Historic Site – January 1 – 31, 2017 

  • Exhibition was “Phenomenally Successful”
  • Visitor Feedback:
  • “These are amazing”
  • “These are really cool”
  • “O my God I love these”
  • “Will this exhibit be shown anywhere else”
  • “Right about now I am really missing Obama”
  • “I’m actually tearing up looking at these, I’m sorry”
  • “Are these for sale anywhere, in a book, or somewhere?”

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ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero Exhibition Specs

The ObamaCon exhibition includes reproductions of the original comic book covers that feature President Barack Obama.

Exhibition material options:

  • Custom installation printed on fabric wall mural material, produced to wrap museum display units or adhere to museum walls, including text, comic book images (up to 80 images), graphics
  • White banner panels with snap clip holders

Exhibition configuration options:

  • Custom installation – TBD
  • White banner panels with snap clip holders:
    • 25 – 36×24 white panels with color comic book images, text with black type, graphics
    • 50 – 36×24 white panels with color comic book images, text with black type, graphics
    • 75 – 36×24 white panels with color comic book images, text with black type, graphics

Approximate space required:

  • Custom installation – TBD
  • White banner panels with snap clip holders:
    • 25 panels – 60 running feet
    • 50 panels – 120 running feet
    • 75 panels – 180 running feet

Curators are available for appearances, lectures, panel discussions, etc..

 

ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero Exhibition Additional Information

For more information and rental fees or to book the ObamaCon: The Making Of A New Black Superhero exhibition please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

Curators are available for Curator’s Talks, Curated Tours, Expert Panels, Lectures. For more information or to book the Curators please contact the Curator, Sista ToFunky.

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