Stacey Robinson is an illustrator, graphic designer, and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois. His latest graphic novel, with writer Tony Medina, is I Am Alfonso Jones, one of the first graphic novels for young readers to focus on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. He is also the co-illustrator, with John Jennings, of Prison Industrial Complex For Beginners. As an Arthur Schomburg fellow, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University at Buffalo. Stacey’s artwork discusses ideas of “Black Utopias” as decolonized spaces of peace by considering Black affluent, self-sustaining communities, Black protest movements and the art that documents them. As part of the collaborative team, “Black Kirby”, Stacey and John Jennings create graphic novels, gallery exhibitions and lectures that deconstruct the work of artist Jack Kirby to re-imagine Black resistance spaces inspired by Black diasporic cultures.
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