Friday, August 16, 2019

Home Folks by Jay Jackson

Over at Booksteve's Library, there's a number of great big panels of "Home Folks" by African American cartoonist Jay Jackson. Not a lot is known about Mr. Jackson, who passed away suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 49 in 1954.

"His weekly panel HOME FOLKS, always crowded with many characters and variations on a theme a la a number of classic cartoon panels dating back to the 1920s, is brilliant. Running exclusively in small African-American newspapers, week after week he managed to hit the nail on the head regarding not just exclusively the black experience but human life in general--even animal life at times"

 There are more panels at the above link.

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