Saturday, April 26, 2008

Art Tart: Bayou

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Art Tart: Bayou

South of the Mason-Dixon Line, lies a strange land of gods and monsters. Born from centuries of slavery, civil war, innocent bloodshed, hate and strife lurks a world parallel to our own...

--From Bayou synopsis



Black girls aren't known for reading comic books, let alone being the heroines of them, but Jeremy Love's Bayou, may just help to dispel both myths.

Beautiful artwork partnered with a powerful story has drawn Bayou comparisons to the lush film, Pan's Labyrinth. If you thought you'd never pick up a comic in your life, this one may be the right kick to your cerebellum.

Read Bayou online: Bayou @ Zuda Comics

20 comments:

Ebony Intuition said...

Interesting, nice art work

Porschia said...

That picture is adorable.

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Shell said...

I am going to check out the comic. I always read comic books when I was girl. I still read some adult ones now. I have to agree, I was one of the few girls I knew who did read comic books.

Danielle said...

Excellent! Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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B! said...

Those illustrations are lovely. I'm just a few pages in, and I love the way the story touches on archetypal African-American stories, weaves into our music, and even gives a nod to The Color Purple!
Looks like something I can share with my students, especially the young women.
Thank you for the heads up.

adam said...

Jeremy Love has brothers who he works with their names are Maurice and Robert and they are 3 of the most talented black men working in comics and animation. Please look them up and their company getosake. Check them out.

Brigitte said...

Beautiful artwork. I may have to pick this one up.

Luvcomics said...

I really enjoy Bayou. The art and story is great.
You can check a great interview with Jeremy Love creator of Bayou on http://www.cbmania.com

Dree said...

This is really interesting so far- I love comic books and I always love when stories meld fantasy and the real world together, as if there's fairies and monsters everywhere- you just need to know where to look. And I've never read one of those type stories focusing on a black girl from the South. Different setting. Very cool.

pika said...

thanks for this link - i love the artwork

Kyra said...

Thanks for sharing this news about Bayou! I do enjoy comics. One day I'm gonna make a quilt based on a Black woman super hero!

Best, Kyra
www.BlackThreads.blogspot.com
African American quilting

hip hop videos said...

Love it!

rap videos said...

Where can I buy the comic?

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