Highlighting the unseen artists behind comic books
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Highlighting the unseen artists behind comic books

Rob Stull says black comic book artists have always been in the industry, they just haven’t gotten the visibility they deserve. Growing up in Brookline as a comic book geek, Rob Stull devoured iconic titles like Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and Batman. As an African-American, he was especially enthralled by Black Panther and X-Men’s Storm, as well as other characters of color in Green Lantern. Stull assumed — correctly, of course — that even these superheroes of color were mostly created by white men like Marvel’s Stan Lee. But, says Stull, 50, who has worked as a comic book artist for every major comic book publisher, black comic book artists actually have always been part of the industry — they just haven’t gotten the visibility they deserve. He’s met many of them at comic conventions and became so passionate about African-American artists’ contributions to comic books that a decade ago he curated a traveling exhibit that he still talks about today. “In many ways, I’m amazed that I’m a black comic book artist, but if you move in my circles, you start to realize that we have always been here, pursuing work in comics,” he says. “I am […]

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