Turner County Justice

I have been toying with a alt-history distopian future sci- fi comic that is based on the idea that Nat Turner’s Rebellion was successful; black people became the majority population in the south; and they did not leave during the great migration. In between working on my Bessie Stringfield comic I have taken to creating some of the back story for the afro-futurism story. Here is a short faux newspaper article that will more than likely lead into the full story:

Bristol, West Libertas, USA circa 1919 

“Turner County, West Libertas. A group of white men tried to overthrow the county seat in Turner last night, and met a brutal end. The negro townspeople rose up, and put down the costumed ruffians, capturing two of  criminals and disposing of them in a public manner (as pictured here). They called themselves the Knights of the Confederacy, dressed as ghost in a feeble attempt to terrify, and harass the good people of Turner County. The so called knights proposed to align themselves with the scourge of the American South: the treasonist Confederacy that was vanquished in Emancipation War of the last century. The older towns folk, some of them veterans of General Nat Turner’s army, are made of sterner stuff a lesson the nerdowell learned at the end of a rope. These attacks have been on the rise, as of late,  as some of the white southern minority lament the “olden days of Dixie”. Other towns in West Libertas, and just across the Appalachian Mountains in Libertas have taken to banishing its’ white citizens before they can cause trouble. “Dey is a cruel people, prone to evil deeds, and dey ain’t gots no place with law-abiding black folks,” remarked one old timer. Those that chose to stay have been informed by the local authorities that they will be watched. Keep reading The Freedmen’s Herald daily for more on this recent crime wave.”

Rufus Smith, editor

The Freedmen’s Herald

August 15, 1915

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Old sketchbook.

I found some old sketchbook pages.

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NorcalMLK Celebration Black Comix Arts Festival 2015

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Drawing 10.

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Drawing 9

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Drawing 8.

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African American Children’s Book Fair. #28daysarenotenough

I will be at a number of events over the next few months. The African American Children’s Book Fair happens in February. I will post more soon.

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