Author Archives: David Walker

I’m Just Talkin’ ‘Bout Shaft.

For months now, I’ve been talking about a top secret project that I couldn’t actually talk about. Well, now I can talk about it. I’m writing Shaft for Dynamite Entertainment. This has been a project long in development, and definitely … Continue reading

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Rose City Comic Con 2015 Schedule

Okay, boys and girls, I’ll be at the Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon, Sept. 20-21. And guess what? I have an actual schedule. SATURDAY Monkeybrain Comics: The Collaborative Process – Room: Panel Room 2, Time: 1:00PM – 1:50PM … Continue reading

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Black Westerns: A Brief Overview

This piece originally ran in BadAzz MoFo #4, which came out in 1999. It is part of The BadAzz MoFo Collection, now on sale. The cowboy has long been a perennial part of American folklore. Like the Japanese samurai, or … Continue reading

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I’m Not Dead…

…just really busy with a ton of projects. I know someone, somewhere, is concerned about my lack of posts this month. And for that I am appreciative. Lots of interesting stuff in the works, stay tuned.

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The Invisible World of Black Comic Creators

Okay, so I got back from the San Diego Comic Con a few days ago, and I really wanted to share some of my experiences and thoughts, before they are lost in the jumbled mess of my mind. Let me … Continue reading

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Black Captain America vs. Black Jesus (a.k.a. Don’t Mind Me, I’m Just Going to Vomit in the Corner)

Once again, I find myself on the slippery slope of pop culture commentary, in a position that requires full disclosure. Recently, I wrote a piece about Marvel’s announcement that Sam Wilson, a black man better known as Falcon, will be … Continue reading

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Marvel Launches Diversity & Representation 2014 (a.k.a. Don’t Piss on My Head and Tell Me It’s Raining)

Let me start by saying a few things. First, I’m trying to write less about companies like Marvel (Disney) and DC (Warner Brothers), because I’m not paid to do publicity for them. Second, although we are not close friends, I … Continue reading

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Playing Around with Oppression and Omission (a.k.a. How Something as Simple as a Doll Can Reinforce Racial Ideology)

Saw a video on Facebook this morning by a young woman I don’t know, but somehow it still managed to catch my eye. The video was made back in December 2013, and you can watch it HERE. If for some … Continue reading

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Sidekick-ism, Part 2: Oh, What a Difference Race Makes (a.k.a. A Tale of Two Felix Leiters)

After the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I wrote a piece about the supporting character Falcon and something called Sidekick-ism. Race and racial ideology was at the heart and soul of what I wrote about, which of course … Continue reading

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Why Do You Take Pictures of Flowers? (or, How I Learned to Slow Down and See the World)

People that follow me on Facebook and Twitter ask me all the time, “Why do you take so many pictures of flowers?” Friends at parties ask me the same question, and once in a while, someone will walk past me … Continue reading

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