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Black Cartoonists and Comics Page Diversity

KUSA-TV in Denver has an extended (20 minutes) segment featuring Reuben Award-winning cartoonist Ray Billingsley of Curtis fame and Where I’m Coming From cartoonist Barbara Brandon-Croft, the first Black woman cartoonist to be syndicated in mainstream (white) newspapers. Also included is Richard Prince who writes about diversity in the news media.

The trio discuss the still prevailing attitudes toward comic created by Black cartoonists, like: Black comic strips are “angry” comic strips, that one Black comic strip covers the Black comic gamut for any particular comics page, and having to get through the mostly white decision makers at newspapers.

Watch the discussion here.

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