John Jennings is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award-winning collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of the Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art. Jennings is also a 2016 Nasir Jones Hip Hop Studies Fellow with the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. Jennings’ current projects include the horror anthology Box of Bones, the coffee table book Black Comix Returns (with Damian Duffy), and the Eisner-winning, Bram Stoker Award-winning, New York Times best-selling graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic dark fantasy novel Kindred. Jennings is also founder and curator of the ABRAMS Megascope line of graphic novels. Jennings recently co-adapted Octavia Butler’s dystopian novel Parable of the Sower into a graphic novel and also just finished a graphic novel adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On The Road” into a book called After the Rain. It will be the first title from the Megascope line. Jennings is also co-founder of The Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Day, SOL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo, and The Black and Brown Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco.
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