University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

John Jennings

John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. His work centers around intersectional narratives regarding identity politics and popular media. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award-winning collection "The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art" and co-founder and organizer of The Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival in Harlem. He is also the co-founder and organizer of the MLK NorCal's Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco and of SOL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo at the Ohio State University.

Jennings is a 2016 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Studies Fellow with the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. His current projects include the art collection "Black Kirby: In Search of the Motherboxx Connection," the horror anthology "Box of Bones," the coffee table book "Black Comix Returns" (with Damian Duffy), the supernatural crime noir story "Blue Hand Mojo" and the New York Times best-selling graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's classic dark fantasy novel "Kindred."


Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Fiction / Literature
Harry N. Adams
January 2017
ISBN 9781419709470
Hardcover, 240 pages
$24.95, INSTOCK
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Based on the novel Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, c1979.

Black Comix Returns
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Lion Forge
February 2018
ISBN 9781942367376
Hardcover, 200 pages
$29.99, INSTORE
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Eisner-winning writer/artist/scholar JOHN JENNINGS (The Blacker the Ink) and Glyph Award-winning writer DAMIAN DUFFY (The Hole, Octavia E. More/less

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