The Jamie Coville Experience: Toronto Comics Arts Festival – Radical Application of Black Aesthetic

Radical Application of Black Aesthetics (58:14, 53.3mb)
David Brothers ask Ronald Wimberly questions about his thoughts on how the black body is depicted in pop culture. Ronald reads from his LAAP magazine in regards to that issue and other images he created in it. Why the depictions of the black body was bad and what their purpose was. They spoke briefly about the Cotton Club, the production of  Cotton and its impacts on Europe. There was just discussion on Jay Z’s The Story of OJ and the Sambo character. Other topics touched on was Anime and appropriation, seeing stereotypes as kids and changing it for modern audience (eg the Mammy character from Tom & Jerry cartoons), black women vs black men depictions, blaxploitation done by white creators, the 1975 Coonskin animated movie, Donald Glover’s / Childish Gambino’s This is America video, the White Gaze & David Chappel, and Monsters & black bodies.

Note: There is some swearing and racial slurs spoken on this panel.

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