The 2020-2021 Black Comic Book Community Access Guide is a new resource book for the comic book industry, professionals and the fan community. The comics have made billions of dollars for video games and movies, but not for the comics themselves. A store owner, publisher, and journalist have come together to publish the first in a series of guides that introduce people to the world of comics, rich in stories, ideas, and color makers.
The 2020-2021 Black Comic Book Community Access Guide is the owner of Any Comics Dimitrios Fragiskatos, Editor-in-chief of Heavy Metal Joseph Illige, and Comics Beat / Black Sci-fi.com journalist and contributor George Carmona 3rd. The book’s mission is to showcase black creators who have comics or graphic novels coming out in 2020, as well as showcase the publishers themselves and the ideas and goals they set for the New Year. The book will also highlight stores and conventions owned or operated by Blacks. The book will be a vehicle for casual readers who feel overwhelmed by the options offered by the comic book industry and for store regulars who wish to broaden their horizons.
âOur goal, and what everyone in the goal should be, is to get more people into comics,â Dimitrios said. “Comics is a medium that benefits from more perspectives contributing to it, and of course, with more people reading them. For us, the Access Guide is something that is needed.”
For people in the global black community who want to get started in comics but are afraid that they will not see themselves represented in their favorite genres, this book will show them a variety of comics and graphic novels as well as shops and stores. conventions where they can be found.
âWorking on this project might have been just a job for me, but it became a new source for comics that even in the age of search engine optimization, without the proper algorithm to drive your request, you could. not discovering certain people and places in this guide, “Carmona said.” The research we did helped me as a reader find new talent and quality books to support. “
âBlack creators and leaders have been engines and agitators in the comic book industry for the past fifty years,â Illidge said. âNow that their voices and contributions have become more prominent, we have the honor to shine a light on black creativity in what we hope is the yellow brick road to today’s imaginative and courageous black comic book entrepreneurs. hui. “
The Black Comic Book Community Access Guide hits comic book stores on February 17th. The publisher’s profits will be donated to the Dwayne McDuffie Fund. You can order your copy from Anycomics.com and comicbookaccess.org.