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Founder Jason B. Ryan Aims To Champion Diverse Characters Through His Media Company Odd Ninja

Jason B. Ryan was often infatuated with the anime and comic world long before he decided to venture into the industry. Courtesy Photo

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 28, 2022

Charlamagne Tha God Expands Imprint Into Graphic Fiction To Create New Black And Brown Superheroes

Since launching Black Privilege Publishing, Charlamagne Tha God has been working diligently to highlight Black stories that wake up the community and aren’t typically told in mainstream culture. In 2021, the multimedia mogul spoke with AfroTech about his imprint publishing its first fiction novel, “Shallow Waters” by Anita Kopacz. Now, he’s taking a new step of diving into graphic fiction. Charlamagne has announced that he’s expanding his media empire with new projects in the genre, according to a press release shared with AfroTech. For the imprint’s first graphic novel — “Darkstorm” — it’s written by seasoned screenwriter and comic book writer Kevin Grevioux, who’s most known for the “Underworld” film franchise. “If you know anything about me, then you know how much I love comics. I’m the guy who got Wolverine holding a microphone tattooed on his arm when he was 17 because of my love of comics. Partnering with Kevin Grevioux to present this new universe, filled with Black and Brown...

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 14, 2022

DC Comics, Warner Media, Milestone Launch Initiative To Support Black Comic Book Creators

The next generation of comic writers are defining today’s comic book industry, and a new initiative is empowering the voices of Black and diverse creators to get readers to turn the page to more Black superheroes. The Milestone Initiative Development Program was announced at DC FanDome as a new program from DC Comics, Milestone and WarnerMedia in collaboration with Ally, a digital financial services company, according to a press release provided to AfroTech. DC and @Ally are teaming up to bring Black and diverse comic book creators the first program under Next Gen DC, The Milestone Initiative! Here's how you can join the next evolution of Super Hero story telling: #DCMilestone #doitright #heroicALLY #DCFanDome — DC (@DCComics) October 16, 2021 The initiative is the inaugural program from DC’s Next Generation DC, which recruits and mentors young writers, illustrators and creatives from underserved communities across the world. The...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 20, 2021