Thursday, November 12, 2020

A checklist of works by John Jennings

Visual artist, curator, and organizer, John Jennings has collaborated with several artists, including Stacey Robinson and Damian Duffy, among others to produce an outstanding body of work over the years. Following up on a presentation that Jennings gave recently, I wanted to offer a brief, incomplete checklist of some of the works he's published with folks since 2010. 

2010: Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture creative directors Damian Duffy and John Jennings
2014: Kid Code #1 written by Duffy, Jennings, Robison; pencils by Robinson, ink by Jennings
2015: The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art edited by Frances Gateward and John Jennings
2015: Black Kirby: In Search of the MotherBoxx Connection (second edition): John Jennings and Stacey Robinson
2015: APB: Artists against Police Brutality edited by Bill Campbell, Jason Rodriguez, and John Jennings
2016: Blue Hand Mojo #1: Dust to Dust by John Jennings
2017: Blue Hand Mojo: Hard Times Road by John Jennings
2017: Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings 
2017: I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina with artwork by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson
2018: Cosmic Underground: A Grimoire of Black Speculative Discontent edited by Reynaldo Anderson and John Jennings
2018: Box of Bones #1: written by Ayize Jama-Everett and Jennings; art by Jennings
2020: Parable of the Sower: A Graphic Novel Adaptation adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings 
2020: Black Comix Returns creative directors Damian Duffy and John Jennings
2020: John Jennings: Conversations by edited by Donna-lyn Washington
2021: After the Rain adapted by John Jennings, illustrated by David Brame

Organizational work:
• Co-founder/organizer of The Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival
• Co-founder and organizer of the MLK NorCal's Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco

Book covers:
2013: Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation edited by Sheena C. Howard and Ronald L. Jackson
2015: Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements edited by Walidah and adrienne maree brown
2015: Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness edited by Reynaldo Anderson and Charles E. Jones
2017: Menthu #6
2019: Afrofuturism Rising by Isaiah Lavender III (cover by Jennings and Stacey Robinson)


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