Comics going uptown: The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators exhibit opens November 16
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Comics going uptown: The Color of Power: Heroes, Sheroes, & Their Creators exhibit opens November 16

This Saturday the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute ( CCCADI ) in Harlem , New York will welcome an array of comic book talent. On receiving the press release, I reached out to ask two quick questions from Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez , the Writer/Creator of La Borinqueña and the guest curator for this exhibition. The Beat: How did this exhibit come about? Miranda-Rodriguez: CCCADI ‘s Executive Director Melody Capote reached out to me. They have a new exhibition space in Harlem that’s beautiful. She recalled my last 2 comic book art shows Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada (2007) and Marvelous Color (2009). She asked if I could do a similar exhibition this year, making it 10 years since my last show. I gave it some thought and came up with the title “The Color of Power” then designed the logo. I added Ben-Day dots to the typography to give it an homage to comic book coloring before the digital era. Red, black, and green connected the logo to the African nationalist movement and the Pan-African flag introduced by Marcus Garvey in 1920. I wanted to curate a show that celebrated and connected the comic book industry here in […]

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