Other Heroes Art Show Opening today in Jackson, Missisippi
Other Heroes: African American comics creators, characters, and archetypes opens today, on Thursday, April 5th! There will be an opening reception for the show Apr. 5 from 4-6pm in the Jackson State University Gallery, located in the Dollye M.E. Robinson School of Liberal Arts Building, Jackson, MS. It will feature a gallery talk by the curators of the show, John Jennings and Damian Duffy. Everyone's invited. If you can make it, bring yourself and some guests. We can guarantee this will be an unprecedented and outstanding exhibition of comics art. With artists like these how could it be anything but?
Meanwhile, the Other Heroes Catalog is ON SALE NOW! Available for purchase online, and chock full of all the fantastic art from the show, the catalog also features essays from a serious line up of comics creators and scholars. The contents are:
- -intrOH!- Damian Duffy w/ John Jennings
- -E. Sims Campbell: Comics Pioneer - R.C. Harvey
- -Da Rise of Da Blackuns and Da Black Age of Comics - Turtel Onli
- -Jackie Ormes Biography - Nancy Goldstein
- -Here Come the Sisters! - Prof. Bill Foster
- -Somewhere Between Here and There is Me - Alex Simmons
- -Finding Other Heroes - John Jennings w/ Damian Duffy
178 pages. $50.00. All proceeds past printing costs donated to Scholarship America's Disaster Relief Fund, helping low income students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita seek post secondary educations.
We're excited to finally get it all together, and we hope you are too. Please help spread the word about the show and the catalog. If you have any thoughts or questions, feel free to contact the curators: Damian Duffy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 217-355-8569 and John Jennings, email@example.com, 217-244-8539.