Joel Christian Gill’s Blog Tour

1938486293.01._SX450_SY635_SCLZZZZZZZ_ Happy Friday Creatives!

Today I get to host author and artist Joel Christian Gill’s Blog Tour for Black History Month. You guys get to read an excerpt from Strange Fruit, Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History right here and right now.  YAY!

When I saw the cartoon characters depicted in Joel’s books, I immediately thought of my son (comic book collector) and my nephew (actually a very good cartoonist)  and I thought what a genius way to celebrate African-American Culture! Here’s an excerpt from Strange Fruit.


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Here’s where you can find out more about the author, his work and his beautiful stories:

Links to purchase books & follow Joel :

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Joel Christian Gill™ is the chairman,CEO, president, director of development, majority and minority stock holder, manager , co-manager, regional manager, assistant to the regional manager, receptionist, senior black correspondent and janitor of Strange Fruit Comics. He is the author/illustrator of 2 forth coming books from Fulcrum Publishing Strange Fruit vol I Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History May 2014 and Tales of the Talented Tenth Fall 2014. In his spare time he is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and member of The Boston Comics Round table. He received his MFA from Boston University and a BA from Roanoke College. His secret lair is behind a secret panel in the kitchen of his house (sold separately) in New Boston, New Hampshire where he lives with his wife, four children a 2 talking dog and 2 psychic cats.

Hope you guys enjoy and learn more about African-American History from Joel’s comics. I love the beautiful images in the book, the feel and texture of the book and the stories… Loved the experience! Say what?! You want a free copy?  Hit me up with a comment telling me why you’d love to own a copy of Gill’s Historical comics before March 5th and you might be the winner of this generous gift!












2 thoughts on “Joel Christian Gill’s Blog Tour”

    1. Pat, I think it’s great that you discuss Black History with your classes. When I was growing up in Mississippi, our school History books were “World” and “American” History, both of which barely touched on the “African American” experience and the contribution and sacrifices they made to help make these United States of America. I feel every child of every race received a warped version of Historical facts, then and now. I can see the need for Black History Month, but, in my humble opinion, I think more diversity teaching/learning curriculum should be introduced in all schools and not relegated to a month of teaching about black america. We have made progress in this area, but, until every cultural contribution is represented in the history books and taught in the school, children will have to do what many of us had to do- seek out the facts for themselves. I didn’t know until recently a black woman went down with the Titanic! She was maidservant as many women were during those times but the movie told a different tale- devoid of any other race lost at sea on the Titanic. My history lessons were skewered and biased. I’m optimistic that books like Strange Fruit will right historical wrongs and bring awareness to facts that ha been overlooked in the history books for centuries.


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