Artist of the moment……….Joel Christian Gill


Joel Christian Gill is an African- American artist who works with comics to tell true stories about remarkable people of color over the course of history. Gill earned B.A. degree from Roanoke College located in Salem, Virginia. Gill went on to earn a M.F.A.  from Boston University.

The artist founded his own company called Strange Fruit Comics. You can find titles by this company on

Below Joel Christian Gill is interviewed a comic book festival in 2011. The artist is asked why he chooses to do stories about Black American history:

Gill is also associate dean of student affairs for the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Price range information: Books and titles available on and from Fulcrum Publishing House located in Golden, Colorado.

I enjoy Gill because as a youngster and person of color myself all I really had to watch was Fat Albert and the Cosby kids, which I watched as much as possible!  I would have loved to read about a true life hero like Bass the U.S. Marshall.

Below a link to the website of Joel Christian Gill:



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