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Black Comics and Graphic Novels: Other Resources
This guide provides an introduction to the collection of Black comics and graphic novels, and all related materials at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Cartoons and Stereotypes consists of caricatures and stereotyped images of African Americans from the 1830s to the 1960s. Similar images can be found in Entertainers, the Helen Armstead-Johnson Photograph Collection, and in the Stereograph collection. Available in the Photograph and Prints Division at the Schomburg Center.
Clipping and miscellaneous material about African American cartoonists. "Pen an' wit' " the Newsletter of African-American cartoonists spring 1998; Caricatures and cartoons. Brain Tablet the Jewel of Black Independent Comics. Article of Huey Freeman: American Hero; Honest Man Comics, INC African American history lesson that will educate from the final frontier: Space.
This database is only available at the following NYPL locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL); All Branch Libraries
A documentary on representations of Black masculinity in comic books; a popular culture genre which existed before television and whose reach extends into other areas of cultural production such as movies and animated TV series. In a serious, lively and humorous manner, the film examines the degree to which some of the first Black superheroes generally adhered to and were burdened by stereotypes about Black men. However, we also witness how some images shifted--oftentimes clumsily--to reflect the changing times. Featured commentary by scholars and cultural critics, producers, writers and artists provides tools for critiquing all media as they introduce and analyze the leading Black comic book superheroes of the late 60s to late 70s including Black Panther, the Falcon, John Stewart (the Green Lantern), Luke Cage and Black Lightning.