Along with the creation of Motown and the birthplace of Techno, Detroit has been an influential city in the world of comics as well.
From creators like Jim Starlin (Warlock, Captain Marvel and Dreadstar) redefining Marvel’s “Cosmic Universe” to artists like Arvell Jones and Chuck Patton holding it down at DC and Marvel in the 70s and 80s, to Caliber Comics (I see you, Nate Pride) spearheading the indie comics movement and first introducing the world to the talents of Guy Davis (Baker Street, Sandman Mystery Theatre, B.P.R.D.), David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil) and James O’Barr (The Crow), the Motor City has been a vanguard in the evolution of the medium.
Detroit has also produced two of the most influential and groundbreaking moments in comic book history. T.R.I.B.E. creator Todd Johnson hails from the “D” as well as the late great architect of Milestone Media, Dwayne McDuffie.
Cats like Kenjii Jumanne-Marshall, Mark C. Dudley, Matthew & Kevin Minor, John J. Hill, Andre Batts, Judd Winick, Brad Meltzer (U of M represent) and yours truly are part of a grand legacy.
We stand on the shoulder of giants.
Speaking of, I have a new art book coming out in time for the M.E.C.C.A. con coming in September: Chronicle: The Art of Jiba Molei Anderson.
“The creator of The Horsemen returns showcasing the work and philosophy of a new master of the medium. More than just the average “sketchbook,” Anderson also includes two tutorials on the creation of comics… A must have for any fan of the medium!”
The book will be available for download Wednesday, August 6 for $9.95 with a print option limited to only 1000 copies available August 18 EXCLUSIVELY at IndyPlanet for $19.95. Grab both versions and the first 100 customers get two FREE Horsemen posters! Did I mention that each physical copy of the book will be signed?
Pre-order Chronicle: The Art of Jiba Molei Anderson today and celebrate Leo Season!