Tag Archives: Black Cartoonist

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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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 Morrie Turner Exhibition

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Honoring A Legend.

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Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein

Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein

Women’s History month is a very special time at the Museum Of UnCut Funk. As we celebrate the accomplishments of women in every aspect of  American History, we are focusing on women in the arts. To help us make this year’s celebration more note worthy we are honored to have Nancy Goldstein, author of Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist, as a guest content contributor.

Thank you Nancy.

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Black Dynamite Creators Take Movie Into Comic Book World

Black Dynamite Creators Take Movie Into Comic Book World

 
The creators of the 2009 blaxploitation spoof film, “Black Dynamite,” are taking the film to the comic book world with the first issue hitting stores in early April.

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Torchy Brown

Torchy Brown

Torchy Brown first appeared in the Pittsburgh Courier in the 1937-38 comic strip Dixie to Harlem, drawn by the first Black Female Cartoonist, Jackie Ormes. Torchy Brown was later syndicated around the country until it’s end in 1940.

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Richard “Grass” Green

Richard “Grass” Green

Richard “Grass” Green (May 7 1939 – August 5, 2002) was a cartoonist most notable being the first Black participant in both the 1960’s fan art movement and the 1970’s underground comix movement.

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