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Exhibition Drawn to Purpose

Barbara Brandon-Croft (b. 1958). Where I'm Coming From. "Yes, That's My N.O.W. Literature You See on the Coffee Table," December 15, 1991. Ink, tonal film overlay, and opaque white over pencil. Gift of the artist, 1995. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (013.00.00)
WHERE I'M COMING FROM © ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION. Reprinted with Permission. All rights reserved.

Divided Loyalty?

Barbara Brandon-Croft relates a lively exchange between friends that escalates and ends with one branding the other a traitor to the cause of African American rights. In her comic that revolves around single black female characters, Brandon-Croft presents spirited, sometimes heated discussions addressing issues of race, identity, and relationships—topics atypical of most strips in the 1990s. Her work debuted in the Detroit Free Press in 1989 and in 1991 she became the first nationally syndicated black female cartoonist.