African American comic creators from around the country are coming to Toledo to share their stories and inspire a new generation of artists at the second annual Glass City Black Comix Festival, Saturday, February 10 at the Main Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.
Providing a break from typical seasonal festivities, the TMA will open its doors for special programs, family-friendly events, hands-on workshops, and art demonstrations from Tuesday, December 26 through Sunday, December 31.
Mark and Mike Kersey— the twin brothers whose evocative and enchanting paintings have wowed Toledoans for decades under the name “Mr. Atomic”— are two of the most endearingly offbeat and eccentric personalities of the Glass City art scene.
Five years ago, 35-year-old James Dickerson, aka dirtykics, was a short story writer looking for inspiration. Seeking curious characters, the Scott High School graduate picked up a camera and began walking local streets to capture details to use in his stories.