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(Heard It Thru) The Griot Vine


Setting the Box on Fire with James C. Lewis (Part 2) (Griotvine Interview)

Setting the Box on Fire with James C. Lewis (Part 2) (Griotvine Interview)

Part 2 of 3 interview with photographer, James C. Lewis, discussing his controversial series Noire Erotica, Black sexuality, and art vs objectification.

Setting the Box on Fire with James C. Lewis (Part 1) (Griotvine Interview)

Setting the Box on Fire with James C. Lewis (Part 1) (Griotvine Interview)

Acclaimed photographer, James C. Lewis, stops by the Griotvine to discuss his work from Naked Black Justice to Orisha Gods to his detractors and the controversy that comes with his vision. Part 1 of 3.

The Spirit of Shamanism with Igor Baranko (Griotvine Interview)

The Spirit of Shamanism with Igor Baranko (Griotvine Interview)

Graphic novelist Igor Baranko stops by to talk about Shamanism, a fantasy sci-fi tale following a reality where America was never invaded by Europeans, the intensive research needed, and his art process!

Let's Talk About Finn (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Let's Talk About Finn (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Taking a look at The Force Awaken's Finn, Star Wars new polarizing male lead. The battle between Black fans' acceptance vs rejection of our new Black hero.

Getting Bi-Satisfaction with Nikki-Michelle

Getting Bi-Satisfaction with Nikki-Michelle

Author Nikki Michelle stops by to talk about her most recent book, Bi-Satisfied, an exploration ones' sexuality and romantic beliefs, her intense and eye-opening research, and more!

FIND'M: Finding Your Devilish Mr. Right with writer Simon Graves (Griotvine Interview)

FIND'M: Finding Your Devilish Mr. Right with writer Simon Graves (Griotvine Interview)

Horror novelist Simon Graves stops by to talk about his horror anthology FIND'M, his writing process, LGBT themes in comic books, and more!

Gardening Comics in Publisher Bill Campbell's Rosarium (Griotvine Interview)

Gardening Comics in Publisher Bill Campbell's Rosarium (Griotvine Interview)

Rosarium Publishing's head honcho Bill Campbell stops by to talk about grinding from the bottom, publishing, and Artists Against Police Brutality.

The Griotvine's Unwrapping Brother Voodoo's Potential

The Griotvine's Unwrapping Brother Voodoo's Potential

A spotlight on Marvel Comics' Brother Voodoo and the untapped potential and story ideas that continue to be a missed opportunity.

Climbing into Ovens with Micheline Hess (Griotvine interview)

Climbing into Ovens with Micheline Hess (Griotvine interview)

Creator Micheline Hess comes by to talk about Malice in Ovenland, making art on the iPad, and being looked over for being a black female at conventions!

When Will the Door Be Cracked for the Black Comic Writers?

When Will the Door Be Cracked for the Black Comic Writers?

Following Viola Davis' epic Emmy win and speech and Marvel's hiring of Ta'Nehisi Coates as writer, one has to ask about the actual opportunities Black writers are getting to actually be given a chance.

Visiting DayBlack with Keef Cross (Griotvine Interview)

Visiting DayBlack with Keef Cross (Griotvine Interview)

Keef Cross stops by to talk about DayBlack, adapting his work for film, and the art of tattooing.

Cultural Stereotypes in Comics: Fluxing Between The Negative vs The Positive

Cultural Stereotypes in Comics: Fluxing Between The Negative vs The Positive

Following the announcement of Marvel's Red Wolf, from the thoughts of presenting a stereotype stems the question: what is the line between offensive and negative stereotypes versus positive portrayal in the sense of cultural pride.

Picking Jimmie Robinson's Brain (Griot Vine Interview)

Picking Jimmie Robinson's Brain (Griot Vine Interview)

Bomb Queen's Jimmie Robinson stops by to talk about his thoughts on presentation of diversity in comics and genres, his upcoming race project, and his process.

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Star Wars Aftermath's New Hero is Gay

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Star Wars Aftermath's New Hero is Gay

Star Wars: Aftermath reveals some new characters into its canon. The new characters being LGBT. Oh boy...

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Amadeus Cho is The New Hulk

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Amadeus Cho is The New Hulk

New entry of The Griot Vine's (1 Step Forward) 2 Steps Back. This time, the fanboys react to the news of the new Hulk being revealed to be Asian-American Amadeus Cho!

Inspecting The Shiver Bureau with Walter Ostlie

Inspecting The Shiver Bureau with Walter Ostlie

Meet Walter Ostlie, creator extraordinaire of Shiver Bureau, as he shares his book, work process, and Kickstarter!

Sense8 (Griot Vine Approved)

Sense8 (Griot Vine Approved)

How Sense8 showcases the representation needed for a satisfying portrayal of diversity and evolution of humanity...

Diversifying Comics with John Jennings (Griot Vine Interview)

Diversifying Comics with John Jennings (Griot Vine Interview)

Chatting with creator John Jennings about his works and the battle to diversify comics!

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

The Griot Vine's 2 Steps Backwards: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

A new sub-series/feature of (Heard It Thru) The Griot Vine: 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back. First entry: Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

"Queersploitation" with Steve Orlando (Griot Vine Interview)

Our first guest on (Heard It Thru) The Griot Vine, is DC Comic's Midnighter writer, Steve Orlando, here to discuss his book upcoming book VIRGIL, queersploitation, and doing the proper research when it comes to writing diversity.

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