Rebecca Wanzo On Kerry James Marshall: Every Beat of My Heart
On Kerry James Marshall: Every Beat of My Heart
One of the primary influences on Kerry James Marshall’s Rythm Mastr project was the artist’s childhood experience of a lack of black superheroes in comics and graphic novels.
Dr. Rebecca Wanzo, assistant professor in the Departments of Women's Studies and African-American and African Studies at Ohio State, discusses the history of black representation in comics and how recent creators of black comic book characters have challenged previous biases and stereotypes.
Kerry James Marshall
Senufo Executioner, 2007
Puppet from Every Beat of My Heart
Courtesy of the artist