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The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks

The Harlem Hellfighters
by Max Brooks (Author), Caanan White (Illustrator)

Broadway Books, April 1, 2014, Paperback

From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment — the Harlem Hellfighters

In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on — and off — the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy.

In THE HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS, bestselling author Max Brooks and acclaimed illustrator Caanan White bring this history to life. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, they tell the heroic story of the 369th in an action-packed and powerful tale of honor and heart.

Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival – January 17-18, 2014

2014 Black Book Festival2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 12 – 5 p.m.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd. on the corner of 135th Street and Lenox Ave.

Partially accessible to wheelchairs

For all ages

The Schomburg Center’s 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of black comix in a two-day event featuring a special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country. Admission is free for the public and registration is encouraged at schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com. Fees apply for Exhibitors (by invitation only), contact schomburged@nypl.org for more information.

Friday, January 17, 2014
5:30 pm

Networking Reception: “Putting the Unity Back In Community”
Social gathering for black comics community with light refreshments.

7 pm
Public Conversation: “Milestone and Brotherman: A Celebration of Both”
Moderated by Jonathan Gayles with special guests

Saturday, January 18, 2014
12 – 5 pm
Exhibit Tables from 40 Comic Book Artists and Writers*

12:45 pm
Panel: “Superheroes Beyond the Comic Book” with David Walker (Super Justice Force); Jerry, Jaylen and Aren Craft (The Offenders); and Kia Barbee (Evolve the Series)

2:15 pm
Panel: “Black Women in Comics”
Moderated by Regine Sawyer with Barbara Brandon, Alitha Martinez, Jennifer Crute, and Jewels Smith.

3:45 pm
Panel and Q&A: “Self-Publishing” with John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo/Black Kirby) and Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boys)

12 pm
Short Films and Cartoons*

1:30 pm
Youth Workshop: “Creating Your Own Comic Books” with Alex Simmons

2:30 pm
Workshop: “Collecting Comic Books”

3:15 pm
Short Films and Cartoons

The Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival is presented by the Junior Scholars Program in collaboration with Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz), John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo/Black Kirby) and Jonathan Gayles (Georgia State University).

For media inquiries, email adenikeolanrewaju@nypl.org

For additional information, email schomburged@nypl.org

The Kid With The Cubed Fro


The all age comic book series starring a super genius kid with a blockish hairdo returns in The Kid With The Cubed Fro #2

“The first issue was just an introduction to the Kid With The Cubed Fro and some of the other characters. But it’s the second issue where the story kicks loose and goes high octane crazy fun.” Says series creator Martin Jackson.

The Kid With the Cubed Fro’s first day of school continues as the alien O’Zha Mutana Razbin returns to seek revenge on the Kid but facing an evil alien warlord isn’t bad enough President Barack Obama needs the kids help because Osama Bin Laden has returned (or at least his brain has) aided with a shape shifting war machine.

For more information on The Kid With the Cubed Fro and other comics from Graffiti On The Sun check out their website http://graffiti-on-the-sun.blogspot.com.

The Kid With the Cubed Fro’s first day of school continues as the alien O’Zha Mutana Razbin returns to seek revenge on the Kid but facing an evil alien warlord isn’t bad enough President Barack Obama needs the kids help because Osama Bin Laden has returned (or at least his brain has) aided with a shape shifting war machine.

The Kid With The Cubed Fro issue 2
Martin Jackson
March 13, 2012
Kindle Edition


Who knew a soft spoken, smart (very very smart) kid would find himself in the middle of so many wild crazy insane adventures.

The Kid With the Cubed Fro follows the adventures of a super genius kid who not only has to deal with the normal hardships of going to school but also due to his high intellect often comes in situations where he most save the world from a number of threats with only his smarts and somethings the help of a few friends to solve.

In the first issue The Kid With The Cubed Fro is the new kid at school. Not only does he have to deal with bullies but he stumbles onto a dark secret about the school lunch food…and if you thought that “food” was nasty the secret makes them even nastier.

The Kid With The Cubed Fro issue 1
Martin Jackson
Graffiti On The Sun
June 28, 2011
Kindle Edition

The Kid With The Cubed Fro by Martin Jackson

The cover for The Kid With The Cubed Fro The Kid With The Cubed Fro is the new all age comic book series from Graffiti On The Sun. 

The Series follows the adventures of a young super genius African American boy that everyone calls the kid with the cubed fro, due to his square shaped afro.  A kid that due to his high IQ causes him to often be at the epicenter of the weirdness of the world, everything from aliens invasion, monsters, bullies, secret government programs, quantum physics mishaps and that’s just a few of the things that the kid most use his smarts to deal with.

“In some ways this series is an oxymoron.”  Says Martin Jackson the creator of The Kid With Cubed Fro.  “On one hand even though kid genius characters are nothing new we haven’t seen many of Kid with the Cubed Fro’s background or personality in the media at least not as the lead and so that something fresh and new.  But on the other hand the series somewhat a throw back to old comics.  Not in the retro sense of just trying to copy the surface style of things in the past but the series has a similar energy and feel and gives the reader something they won’t find much in the modern comic market.”

The Kid With the Cubed Fro is on sale now in .99¢ eBook format at Amazon.com

See also
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For more information please visited the Graffiti On The Sun website http://graffiti-on-the-sun.blogspot.com.

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News: Comic Book and Animation Writer Dwayne McDuffie Dies

Dwayne McDuffie wrote comic books for Marvel and DC and founded his own publishing company before crossing over to television and animation. He wrote comics for the New York-based DC and Marvel, including runs on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Fantastic Four and The Justice League of America. He also penned several animated television shows and features, including the just-released “All-Star Superman” as well as “Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths” and the animated TV series “Static Shock” and “Ben 10: Alien Force.”

See theroot.com for more information.