A few weeks ago, friend Benito Cereno put out this challenge of an all-female, 7-member Justice League. When I did those “My 5 favorite X-Men” and “My 5 favorite Avengers” pieces a while ago I mentioned I probably wouldn’t do one for the Justice League because I didn’t think it would be that interesting, but I liked this twist. So, based on my initial picks, I used these as my warm-ups for the last few weeks. I can’t remember which order I did them in, but somewhere around Hawkgirl I just decided to do whatever I wanted design-wise instead of sticking to canon.
As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong. I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!
Danièle’s husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, says he believes they were targeted because they are an interracial couple.
they literally saw a black woman kissing a white man and ASSUMED SHE WAS A PROSTITUTE. and then they said they were married AND THE COPS FUCKING ASKED FOR ID???? what the fuck? what the fuck? and she said no AND WAS ARRESTED? they need to be fired but God knows that’s not going to happen. LISTEN: she’s an actress. this happened to a producer. even fucking Oprah. no matter what you accomplish as a black person, you are still black and people don’t think their rights apply to you despite the constitution
it’s really scary
it’s really infuriating
it’s really exhausting
Gallery exhibit Sept 20: Bill Sienkiewicz & Stephanie Inagaki & David Mack.
Century Guild Gallery. Los Angeles.
A clip of us discussing our show together here:
MUSE Art Book Release party at the exhibit.
Bill Sienkiewicz & Stephanie Inagaki are making some incredible works for this. You can get ORIGINALS of theirs and mine at the show. And for those that missed the MUSE book in advance… a very LIMITED supply of them at the opening.
SAVE THE DATE! Next weekend “MUSES III” opens at Century Guild on Saturday, Sept 20th at 7pm. Bill Sienkiewicz and I are showing with David Mack for his book release of “Muse,” a collection of his beautiful ink drawings.
You can RSVP for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469236563349153