Aesthetic Grooves

George L. Lee circa 1976

George L. Lee circa 1976

George L. Lee was born in Jamestown, New York on July 27, 1906.

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Oliver W. Harrington

Oliver W. Harrington

The Museum Of UnCut Funk pays tribute to Oliver Wendell Harrington’s Dark Laughter comic strip series.

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44 in 40 More Comic Books

44 in 40 More Comic Books

There is no question that the Curators of the Museum Of UnCut Funk are huge supporters of President Barack Obama. We have spent a great deal of time documenting his speeches and his accomplishments. We have also been collecting unique artifacts from his presidency. Comic books are the medium we have chosen to preserve in our archives. We have acquired comics that reflect his road to the White House, his role as a superhero and as a villain. There are a number of comics that President Obama has appeared or mentioned in and Marvel has cataloged 40 additional comics featuring President Barack Obama.

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AfroFutureFest at NYCC 2015

AfroFutureFest at NYCC 2015

This is the first time in New York Comic Con history that a booth on the main floor of the convention housed a group of independent and mainstream Black Artists, Gamers, Filmmakers, Animators and Writers.

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Vintage Black Heroes – Blackjack – The Adventures Of Arron Day

Vintage Black Heroes – Blackjack – The Adventures Of Arron Day

Blackjack is Arron Day, a Black soldier of fortune living in a tumultuous time.

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The ECBACC Pioneer and Lifetime Achievement Awards

The ECBACC Pioneer and Lifetime Achievement Awards

The ECBACC Pioneer / Lifetime Achievement Award was inaugurated in 2004 to honor those men and women, many unsung, who have made innovative, dynamic and lasting contributions to the cartoon, comic book & sci-fi industry and who have paved the way for others. This year’s Awards go to five recipients who are modern-day creative pioneers who have maintained a consistent presence in the industry for more than 2 decades.

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2015 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

2015 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is pleased to share with you the recipients of the 2015 Glyph Comics Awards!

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Vintage Black Heroes – The Butterfly

Vintage Black Heroes – The Butterfly

The Butterfly was the first Black Female Superheroine to be featured in a comic book.

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JORDI LONGARÓN THE LEGEND OF “FRIDAY FOSTER”

JORDI LONGARÓN THE LEGEND OF “FRIDAY FOSTER”

January 2015 is the 45th anniversary of first appearance of Friday Foster in a syndicated comic strip. David Moreu, a journalist from Barcelona, Spain, interviewed Jordi Longaron about his work on Friday Foster. The Museum Of UnCut Funk was contacted several months ago by David, to have our collection of Friday Foster comic strips appear in his article for the January 2015 edition of Visual Magazine. We are delighted to post the English translation of his interview.

PS check out David’s site, it’s in Spanish, but he is keeping FUNK alive in Spain!!!

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Tephlon Funk!

Tephlon Funk!

Tephlon Funk! by Stephane Metayer is a story about a young girl from Queensbridge who meets someone that changes her life both for better and for worse.

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New York Comic Con 2014

New York Comic Con 2014

New York Comic Con has done it again and the Museum Of UnCut Funk was there to witness all the fun filled action of COSPLAY, a Women of Color in Comics panel discussion and the latest contributions from comic book artists, writers and the world of video gaming.

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All Negro Comics: Sugarfoot

All Negro Comics: Sugarfoot

Finally, we’ve been able to source digital copies of Sugarfoot from the ground breaking comic book All Negro Comics circa 1947 from the Digital Comic Museum.

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Vintage Black Heroes – Ace Harlem

Vintage Black Heroes – Ace Harlem

Ace Harlem was the first Black Detective to be featured in a comic book.

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Up From Harlem

Up From Harlem

Up From Harlem is a christian biographical drama in comic book form, based on the inspirational book by Rev. Tom Skinner about his Malcolm X-like transformation from street gang member to religious leader.

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Norman Rockwell’s America?

Norman Rockwell’s America?

The Museum Of UnCut Funk gathered a number of illustrated interpretations of the events from Ferguson, MO after the tragic death of Michael Brown on August 8, 2014.

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Vietnam by Julian Bond

Vietnam by Julian Bond

Vietnam, is a comic that was written by Julian Bond and published in 1967, after he was expelled from the Georgia House of Representatives for opposing the war in Vietnam.

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Get On Up

Get On Up

The Museum Of UnCut Funk loves James Brown more than anyone can imagine!

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2014 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

2014 Glyph Comics Awards Winners

Sista ToFunky co hosted the 2014 Glyph Comics Awards at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. What a great night honoring Independent Comic Book creators, artists and writers of color. Congratulations to the 2014 Glyph Comics Awards Winners.

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Speed Jaxon by Jay Jackson circa 1933

Speed Jaxon by Jay Jackson circa 1933

Speed Jaxon was a WWII-era comic strip by Pol Curi aka Jay Jackson that ran in Black newspapers like the Chicago Defender. The focus of Speeds character was on wartime adventures with a  message of inclusion and equality.

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The Art of Salaam Muhammad

The Art of Salaam Muhammad

The young brothers marching under the word VIBE in the above image remind me of the days when I would visit my great grandmother in Harlem. I would see these young men marching in meticulous formation, dressed to the 9’s in their dark suits and bow ties. My grandfather would later tell me “those young men were from Temple Number 7” as it was known back in the day. The Museum Of UnCut Funk welcomes the art of Salaam Muhammad.

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