As has just been announced at the famously packed The Black Panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Wayne Brady(not the actor,) and Michael Davis are starting a publisher called Level Next – and, with the help of Don Johnson (not the actor) a foundation called the Level Next Foundation.
The aim of Level Next is to create stories by – and for – people of colour. Comics, books, TV shows, movies, games, whatever is out there. And the foundation is there to help people of colour move into fields that they are currently griossly under-represented in.
They are to expect an announcement on a major TV show shortly.
Wayne Brady is an actor, singer, comedian, and best known for the US version of the improv panel show Whose Line Is It Anyway and host of the daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show.
Don Johnson is a professional gambler, blackjack player, and former corporate executive, who beat Atlantic City casinos for over $15 million during a six-month period in 2011.
And Michael Davis is the co-founder of Milestone Comics and co-creator of Static – Oh, and he's regular contributor to Bleeding Cool. Looks like I have lots of questions to ask him!
And it looks as if Karen Hunter is going to be heavily involved as well…
Much more to come.