George L. Lee was born in Jamestown, New York on July 27, 1906.
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.
Blackjack is Arron Day, a Black soldier of fortune living in a tumultuous time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.