'For Black People, The Past Is Painful, The Present Precarious, But The Future Is Free'

IMG_20140725_194826104Two years ago at the Dark Horse panel in San Diego, Erika Alexander, co-creator of Concrete Park, told the audience what she had been told by a major Hollywood producer. That science fiction wasn't popular with black audiences because they didn't see themselves in the future.

We ran the story, it went a little on the viral side.

Today, Erika was on the Black Panel at San Diego had a response to that, from producer and creative partner on Concrete ParkTony Puryear.

"For black people, the past is painful, the present precarious, but the future is free."

Concrete Park is getting a new series from Dark Horse, beginning in September...


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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