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DAYUM!!– JACKIE ORMES cartoonist- forwarded by Lesean

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JACKIE ORMES: You’ve probably never heard of Jackie Ormes and that’s a goddamn tragedy. But it’s not surprising—there is no “Jackie Ormes Omnibus” available on Amazon.com, no “Collected Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger,” no “Essential Torchy Brown.” She won no awards, can be found in no hall of fame, and is usually treated as “an interesting find” by comic historians. She’s become a curio, a funny little facet of history, undiscovered, even, by today’s wave of geek-oriented feminism.

Jackie Ormes was the first African-American woman cartoonist. Yeah. That’s who we’re ignoring. Her work for the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago Defender—both incredibly influential African-American newspapers—was utterly groundbreaking and remains unique, even in the context of modern comics. Her first work, Torchy Brown in Dixie to Harlem, featured the adventures of the titular Torchy, a stylish, intelligent young African-American woman who (feigning illiteracy) boards a whites-only train car to New York City and changes her life. Torchy’s story is a great, irreverent window into the migration of Southern-born African-Americans to the North, a movement that defined 20th-century America—but it is also the story of a girl on her own, living her own life and making her own choices. Torchy was an incredible aspirational figure, the likes of which barley exists in modern comics: an independent, optimistic, fashionable and adventurous black woman. Ormes would later revive Torchy’s story in Torchy in Heartbeats, a strip that introduced international adventure into the heroine’s life. In Heartbeats, Torchy traveled to South America, dated idealistic doctors, battled environmental exploitation and confronted racism at every turn. She was, frankly, awesome.

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DAYUM!!–Deadlines VOL. 4: The Art of Sanford Greene Kickstarter YO!!

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Another amazing kickstarter is made available to us by the awesome Artist named Sanford Greene, this is by far another great body of work that should not be missed. The last time he was on the scene on Kickstarter, I believe many like myself never knew about his 1000 project so it did not end in the right favor but this time around with remaining connected to his audience he should be able to hit that goal and further. The next step should be to possible restart the last kickstarter which was regarding the 1000 animated series or short or however you want to put it but here is another chance to do it right.

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