We at Panel Patter are always out looking for the next big up-and-coming creator, and with this month being Black History Month I thought it’d be in good faith to highlight a few Black creators. Some in this list are on the rise, some are writing mainstream titles (and making waves doing it), while others are so new that you may not have even heard of them yet.
By no means is this list meant to be all-inclusive for it is instead meant to be a reminder that white men in their 30s are not the only ones out there making phenomenal comics. Gender and race often unfairly determine legitimacy, and this is an attempt to speak directly to that injustice by naming a few Black creators who we love.
Use these names as a springboard into your own journey and discover someone new in your search for the creator today that everyone will be talking about tomorrow.
In no particular order, in honor of Black History Month, here are some of Panel Patters go-to content creators:
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Christina “Steenz” Stewart
Joel Christian Gill
Charlie “Spike” Trotman
David F. Walker