John Jennings Archives

The Return Of Dr Al Harper To The Marvel Universe
Once upon a time back in 2019, I wrote a satirical article about Marvel's Silver Surfer #5 from 1969 by Stan Lee and John Buscema, pretending it was a modern comic book and pretended to be offended by all the wokeness and "shoehorning of racial politics into the comic book. As a result of this comic[...]
Afua Richardson Headlines Black Comix Universe Streaming Event
Which makes very good timing for her appearance alongside John Jennings and Tim Fielder for the event, Black Comix Universe. Aquarius : The Book Of Mer by Afua Richardson Streaming on the Comic Book Shopping Experience channel with Peep Game Comix, Black Comix Universe is a two-day virtual comic con event Saturday, the 27th of February and[...]
Auto Draft
Announced at ComicsPRO, Abrams ComicArts is releasing its first publishing list from Megascope, a new line of graphic novels curated by John Jennings Jennings is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling comics creator and illustrator of graphic novel adaptations of Octavia E Butler's Kindred and Parable of the Sower.  Megascope was first announced in 2018, and the inaugural publishing list[...]
Oh, the Indie Horror!: Box of Bones & Blood-Drenched Creature Double Feature
So without further ado… Oh, the Indie Horror! Day 8: Box of Bones by John Jennings & Saturday Comics! John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside (UCR) Professor Jennings received his MA in Art Education in 1995 and the MFA in Studio with a focus on Graphic[...]
John Jennings to Head Up Megascope Graphic Novel Imprint at Abrams
Bestselling comic creator, UCR professor, Eisner award-winning editor, and founder of multiple comics festivals including September's SOL-CON, John Jennings, is adding yet another job title to his resume, so what the hell have you done with your life lately?! Jennings will head up Megascope, a new graphic novel imprint at Abrams publishing which will publish a[...]
Dieselfunk Dispatch: BSAM's Reynaldo Anderson Talks the State of Afrofuturism
It also emerged out of the social context of the times where I and my fellow co-curator John Jennings recognized the rising anti-black sentiment across the country in the wake of the rise of the Tea Party, The Alt-Right, murders of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown required an artistic response that would draw upon the[...]
John Jennings box of bones
Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! John Jennings, artist of the graphic novelization of Octavia Butler's Kindred (done with writer Damian Duffy), took a moment to chat with the Dispatch about the upcoming Box of Bones and to share a bit of Butler news Box of Bones, co-created with Ayize Jama-Everett, is published by Rosarium Publishing.   Cover: Stacey Robinson DD: What[...]
Dieselfunk Dispatch
For clarity, Planet Deep South, created several years earlier by Eisner Award winning scholar and artist, Professor John Jennings (KINDRED) features the brightest minds on the planet actively engaged in intellectual discourse on the subjects of Speculative concepts ( That's Sci-fi, Horror, and Fantasy) from the Southern region of the United States The Keynote Speaker[...]
Impressions From The Black Comic Book Festival At the Schomburg Center
The festival is presented by the Schomburg's Junior Scholars Program and co-produced by artists Jerry Craft and John Jennings. Andre LeRoy Davis Delia Gable For decades, black people have had to deal with disgusting, negative, stereotypical depictions of themselves This was not only in films, but in comics and cartoons as well Fortunately, many more are at least[...]