Black cartoonists are often overlooked within the comics industry, but if you would like to learn more about pioneering black cartoonists you will find many resources available to you in the Research and Reference Division.
The Library's catalog can be accessed by using the url: catalog.nypl.org
You may begin your research by conducting a subject heading search. Some sample subject headings for comic book and graphic novel include:
African American cartoonists.
African American women cartoonists -- Biography.
African Americans -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African Americans in art.