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Representing Black Lives In Art
Aphton Corbin, a character animation student at CalArts, has been making some astounding webcomics every day in honor of Black History month. The daily comics vary in their tone, but each of them tackles the issues that Black Americans face on a daily basis, the kinds of microaggressions and macroaggressions they encounter in their lives. One comic stands out in particular to me, though. It's the comic they put up for the 27th of February, and it talks about the issues of representation in visual media - specifically with manga and anime, where Corbin first found their inspiration. Check out their comic below, and the rest of their work here.
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CalArts is the place for him, it has the freedom and everything a person could want to make change. Being close to owned by Disney, the college might notice him and he will excell more.
2 years ago·Reply
love it so much. im not black, but i will share this to my friends. Thank you for enlighten me
2 years ago·Reply
I've always been on the search for at least one black anime person, but either they are like really ugly or they are guys. Cuz I've always wanted to Copsplay a black one
2 years ago·Reply
good story i dont care what race they are
2 years ago·Reply
Japanese amines only have Japanese people bc that's their origin. I don't think animators should only draw the way that Japanese draw their characters! Black or White doesn't matter as long as we get a good story!
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