Monday, February 3, 2014

Black History Month: Iconic Characters from Comic Book Culture

It's February and this month is Black History Month in the US. I thought an interesting art project would be to recognize African-American fictional characters from the comic book, science fiction, and fantasy genres. I wanted to do some kind of project that was pretty different from previous work that I've done. I plan on having a character portrait for each day of the month.

Storm is one of the X-Men and was created by Len Wein and Dave Cockrum in 1975 for Marvel Comics. She's also been portrayed by Halle Berry in four live action films.

Miles Morales aka Spider-Man, was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli in 2011 for Marvel Comics for their 'Ultimate' line of books.

Geordi LaForge, who was portrayed by LeVar Burton, was created in 1987 by Gene Roddenberry for the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also appeared in four films and hundreds of comic books and novels.