Everyone knows we’ve got love for Blerds here at The Visibility Project. How could we not? We’re literally a team full of Black nerds + one – shoutout to Kylee. Speaking of Kylee, she’s actually been spearheading our own little The ViP campaign for more diversity among our superheroes, comics and gaming characters. We all fervently agree that we need more color in our comics, and we’re not talking about their tights.
Erika Alexander, along with her husband, Tony Puryear and brother, Robert Alexander, has written a comic book that appears to be coming to the aid of our marginalization and lack of representation fight.
Alexander, who you may remember as Maxine Shaw, Attorney at Law from the cult classic ‘Living Single’ or as Cousin Pam from the ‘The Cosby Show’ is releasing the first issue of, Concrete Park, this Wednesday, September 3 and there’s a book signing to match.
Meltdown Comics on Sunset Blvd is hosting the event, which starts at 7p. Blerd or not, with promises of posters, a food truck and the chance to win original Concrete Park artwork this is an event you’ll probably want to get to if you’re in the L.A. area.
Concrete Park’s official website describes it as a “sprawling story world set on a distant planet,” a sci-fi graphic novel published monthly that is co-created, co-written and drawn by screenwriter Tony Puryear (Eraser) and co-written by actress, producer, writer Erika Alexander (Living Single, Low Winter Sun).