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Round Table Discussion for Black Kirby Exhibition with John Jennings and Stacey Robinson

March 17, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022 (6:00-7:00 PM PST)

Inlandia’s Blacklandia Events Series

Third Thursday Talks with UCR Arts

Round Table Discussion for Black Kirby Exhibition

Moderated by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson

On Zoom; registration is required:

Inlandia joins UCR Arts Third Thursday Talks on March 17 at 6:00 PM for a virtual round-table discussion around the Black Kirby exhibition, Ebon. It will include John Jennings and Stacey Robinson of Black Kirby as well as Larry Fuller, the creator of Ebon. In conjunction with an exhibit of the same name.

Black Kirby, the collaborative moniker of John Jennings and Stacey Robinson, returns to UCR ARTS in the winter of 2022 for the exhibition Fear of a Black Planet. The exhibition will explore Larry Fuller's pioneering yet short lived comic book character, Ebon. Written, pencilled, inked and lettered by Larry Fuller, the first and only issue of Ebon was published in 1970 by Spearhead Comics. Ebon is the first African American superhero to have his own comic book. There were other black comic book heroes that preceded Ebon. For instance, Lobo (Dell Publishing, 1965) was a very human gunslinger in the Old West, and not a superhero with superpowers. Black Panther (Marvel) appeared in 1966 but was a supporting character to the Fantastic Four, not getting his own features until well into the 1970s. John Jennings and Stacey Robinson, with the blessing and support of Larry Fuller, will build, expand, and re-imagine the world of Ebon.

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