Creative Loafing (Charlotte) Editor Plans New Comic Book Featuring "Cool Black Superheroes"
august 11, 2011 02:55 pm
Soon-to-depart Creative Loafing (Charlotte)
editor Carlton Hargro recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to put more color into comic books.
Hargro is working on a series called "Isis," about a black female superhero, but needs money to pay for production fees. Once published, he plans to sell the book online and in stores.
On his Kickstarter page
, Hargro explained how his characters will be different:
"...These won't be gals and guys who've been to jail, work as rappers or wear big chains or anything stereotypical like that. They also won't be two-dimensional angels either. They'll be complex characters who buck the standard generalities — in other words, interesting and diverse representations of black people.
For this effort, Hargro needs at least $3,500 pledged by Friday, Sept. 9.