With movie studios and television networks mining comics for source material, as well as internet shows devoted to comic books, comics are big business and diversity takes center stage. Black creative talent does not always feel fairly represented in an industry that has been described traditionally as “a hobby for white guys.” More reflective of present day multi-cultural society as well as the market for comics, Black Ink takes a closer look at the comics industry and the black men and women inside it.
Shawn Martinbrough, Chris Cross, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Jamal Yaseem Igle, Joe Illigde, Whitney Taylor, Tim Fielder, Kwanza Osajyefo, Micheline Hess, John Jennings and others all share their stories of struggle, personal commitment and triumph. Their challenges and victories in overcoming stereotypes and replacing them with archetypes will shape future generations of comic creators, fans and pop-culture.
Headlight Filmworks is a family owned and operated independent film company. We are looking forward to finishing this documentary for release in the summer of 2017.
Other artists within the industry who have consented to be a part of Black Ink are Eric Battle, Greg Burnham, Dawud Anyabwile, Regine Sawyer, Guy Sims, Robb Armstrong, Khary Randolph, LeBeau Underwood, Anthony Piper, Andre Batt, Alex Simmons, Paris Alleyne and more.
For more information head to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1750747889/black-ink-people-of-color-in-comics.