Cartoonists in Conversation: The Power of Black Ink

Join cartoonists Robb Armstrong,Darrin Bell,Keith “Keef” Knight,Elizabeth Montague, and Bianca Xunise as they discuss the Black experience as told through graphic novels and comic stories. Robb Armstrong, who inspired the last name of the Peanuts character Franklin Armstrong, is the creator of the groundbreaking comic strip, Jump Start, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Darrin Bell is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and the creator of the comic strips Candorville and Rudy Park. Keith Knight is the creator of several popular comic strips, including The K Chronicles, and is the co-creator and inspiration for the new Hulu series Woke, based on his life. Elizabeth Montague is the creator of Liz at Large and the first Black female cartoonist for The New Yorker. Bianca Xunise is the first Black cartoonist to join the nationally syndicated daily comic strip, Six Chix.

The panelists will explore the impact and importance of telling Black stories and championing representation in comics and the comic field. A Q&A will follow the discussion. This event is FREE with advance registration.

For those of us who missed yesterday’s Zoom panel. It is here today on YouTube.