Last week OOGEEWOOGEE headed to Baltimore to check out Geppi’s Entertainment Museum‘s “Milestone” exhibit, showcasing African Americans in comics and pop culture. We got a cool history lesson on popular characters like Black Dynamite and Django, and saw some dope throwback paraphernalia including Mr. T lunch boxes and the M.C. Hammer doll dressed in his epic gold shiny suit.
“Milestones: African-Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond” features work from mainstream Black artists and those outside the margin. The exhibit goes back in time covering characters from the 70s up until now in comic strip cut outs, paintings, sculptures and video. “The true beauty of this exhibit is the moment when race and color become obsolete, and you see the creative genius of the amazing worlds established that are mainstream,” said Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.
The show was put together by artist Michael Davis and was also featured at this year’s International Comic-Con convention in San Diego. It will be on display at Geppi’s through December. Check out our an exclusive peak. If Baltimore is anywhere on your agenda, you should definitely stop through and see for yourself.