"Black People Don't See Themselves In The Future"

"Black People Don't See Themselves In The Future"The Dark Horse Comics panel has been running through a lot of their current and future projects at San Diego Comic Con, and we can expect a panel report from Keysha Couzens later in the show.

But one quote stuck out about Tony Puryear and Erika Alexander talking about pitching a science fiction film which had a number of black people. They were  told by a studio executive that he could save them all time, by changing the race of the black characters. Because, as Tony quoted him, "black people don't like science fiction – they don't see themselves in the future."

Tony pointed out the irony, after both of them working on Will Smith and Denzel Washington sci-fi projects, but that the Dark Horse Comics series Concrete Park was a direct result of that conversation…

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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