I saw this amazing illustration of a mysterious looking character done by the incredibly talented John Jennings. John told me this was an image of a character he created named Frank Johnson. Frank is featured in a story called Blue Hand Mojo which will be coming out next year from Rosarium Publishing, be on the lookout for that!!
About John Jennings:
His research and teaching focus on the analysis, explication, and disruption of African American stereotypes in popular visual media. His research is concerned with the topics of representation and authenticity, visual culture, visual literacy, social justice, and design pedagogy. He is an accomplished designer, curator, illustrator, cartoonist, and award-winning graphic novelist. His work overlaps into various disciplines including American Studies, African American Studies, Design History, Media Studies, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, and Literature.
John is also a professor at the University at Buffalo and he teaches the following courses:
ART 240 History of Graphic Design
ART 319 Visual Semiotics and Rhetoric
ART 350 The Visual Culture of Hip Hop