Black Metropolis is an anthropological exhibition that transcribes the narrative history of visually cultural migration from the southern part of the United States to New York City. Begun in 2016, the gallery show has entertained audiences at NYU Gallatin Galleries and The Hammonds House Museum. Utilizing techniques from the sequential art, animation, and music industry, this text strives to provide time based context to the embryonic growth of hip-hop and black punk movements. Black Metropolis restores an obscure moment in Afrofuturist history.
1960s - 1970s
Birth and Childhood
Life as a young boy in the Mississippi Delta amongst Comics, Science Fiction Film, Heavy Metal Magazine, and Cotton Fields.
1970s - 1980s
Transition to Adulthood
The arrival in New York City beginning a career in professional comics and a formal start to his work in Visual Afrofuturism.
His self-produced work of fully rendered narrative futurescapes featuring people of color and African deities.
ABORTED FUNK: The Mothership Connection
A failed attempt at making a live action film of The Parliament Funkadelic.
A response to the aforementioned failed Parliament Funkadelic movie attempt.
DEATH COMES IN FOURS
The first formal self published comic attempt.
1990s - 2000s
The first professional graphic novel with Marvel Comics featuring the worlds first billionaire rapper, Dr Dre.
Return of the OG Afrofuturist
The completion of the Afrofuturist EPIC, HarperCollins Amistad’s ‘INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale