4 Pages 16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape Vol. 08 – Change Clothes is fully funded!

Vol.08 – Change Clothes is fully funded!
The Cipher continues!

COMMUNITY MEMBERS, WE MADE IT!

With 10 days to go, 4 Pages 16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape Vol. 08 – Change Clothes is fully funded!

Now, it’s time for that stretch goal!

Now, you’re already getting the “Roll Call” poster because we reached 50 backers and the “Comics Are Hip Hop” poster because we made our goal. What’s the next goal? 100 backers. What’s the reward? Quite possibly one of the most controversial and provocative books you’ll ever read…

JBD: THE DEVIL’S DUE

JBD: The Devil’s Due (NOT THE FINAL COVER)

He rose up against those who oppressed his people. Using an image meant to denigrate a race, he united a people and created a mighty nation. Now, he must rise again to save the nation he created from the corruption within.

Pencils by Barton McGee, inks by Seitu Heyden

“’White people look at what you are, and not who you are,’ remarks a supporting character, neatly setting out the Devil’s contraction: he dresses as all the most denigrating assumptions American society might have about a black man, and then behaves in a manner demonstrably superior and utterly without mercy. He thinks to usurp, and fights to kill. In the parlance of mid-’90s spandex he would be termed an anti-hero, perhaps akin to a horror character, his blade and suit drenched in blood. But, obviously, the iconography active in his design goes far deeper into comics history, all the way back to the most ‘traditional’ depictions of black people as comedic minstrel figures, an acrid and enduring shorthand. To me, graphically, he seems like Will Eisner’s The Spirit and Ebony White combined into one damning person.

Pencils by Jiba Molei Anderson, inks by Seitu Heyden

But there is another power residing in this story, in its depiction of a liminal America. To give the Devil his due is to understand that to affect the spirit of justice is to prompt great shifts in social thinking. The Devil as bringing light and offering the fruits of knowledge. Protest, to him, is destruction, but destruction is only the prelude to reconstruction. He does not mean this in terms of a shift in the Presidency, but in accosting the makeup of the U.S. self-identity to finally ascertain the humanity of persons. All of the heroes in this comic eventually abandon the United States, for new terrain within its old borders. Repressive extremism is normal, which means it can comfortably worsen, and the answer is to push harder, harder still.”

Joe McCulloch – The Comics Journal

Pencils by Juan Arevalo, inks by Juan Gomez

Written by La Morris Richmond and featuring the first professional work of The Horsemen creator Jiba Molei Anderson, JBD: The Devil’s Due is #BlackComix unleashed: a bold and unflinching look into a world where Black Liberation was achieved, the lengths forces that be would go to dismantle a nation,  and what one man would do to preserve it.

When we get to 100 backers, this graphic novel will be yours. So, spread the word, click on the link and remember…

Comics Are Hip Hop!

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