Friday, April 22, 2022

"Still...Racism in America: A Retrospective in Cartoons"

 From The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Pioneering father/daughter cartoonists Brumsic Brandon, Jr. (1927– 2014) and Barbara Brandon-Croft (1958– ) chronicled the nation’s cultural landscape in their comic strips through the lens of racism. 

The elder Brandon, who created Luther in the late sixties, and was later syndicated by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate until 1986, was also known for his blistering editorial cartoons. 

Where I’m Coming From is the work of his youngest daughter, the nation’s first Black woman cartoonist in the mainstream press; it debuted in 1989 in the Detroit Free Press. Universal Press Syndicate later distributed her provocative feature until 2005. 

For six decades, their respective pens lay bare the truth: Nothing has changed. This retrospective reveals how vividly the specter of racism remains in America… STILL.

Still... Racism in America: A Retrospective in Cartoons
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum 
May 21, 2022 - October 23, 2022
Robinson Gallery
Sullivant Hall 
Ohio State University
1813 North High Street
Columbus OH 43202

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