Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Week Three of OUR Favorites, Day Four: Diversity in Fantasy Art-Fantasy, Sci Fi, & Mythologies of Alkebulan+ Ellen Oh's Prophecy/Warrior & Sarwat Chadda's The Savage Fortress/The City of Death giveaway!

Cant believe were more than half way through the week! Before you know it, we'll be revealing the theme of next week's faves!

Today we're actually highlighting a Facebook page, not the actual artists themselves. All of the artwork and imagery displayed and shared on this particular page are of Black women and men(and children too!)in speculative, sci fi, horror and fantasy settings, but it's not limited to those!

Today's Spotlight:

It would be difficult to spotlight one particular piece of artwork, because the administrator of the page doesn't own the art or draw it themselves. It's part research, part submissions from those who like the page. Artists trying to promote their work, and authors pushing their imagery for character work out there. 
"Anansi" by Jan Jager

We're sure there are many ways in which this group receives it's enormous gallery. It may just be the biggest group on any social network that promotes Black people in SFF artwork.
Art by Julie Dillon

It gets it's name from the ancient word for Africa, "Alkebulan." It highlights the many "mythos" that originate from the "Motherland." The group administrator changes it's cover photo often, so the pics we choose to show in this post are merely some of the favorite ones we've seen shared through this space. 
"Captain Of The Guard" by Devon Cady-Lee

The page has over 17,000 likes and is always growing. The page could always use more, so if you'd like updates to new posts and artwork/imagery be sure to like on the link below!
"Jaffa Kree" by Jamroz Gray

Wasnt that amazing?!?

 Don't forget to comment for a chance to win Ellen Oh's "Prophecy/Warrior" and Sarwat Chadda's "The Savage Fortress/The City of Death!" Did away with the Rafflecopter for this month to make things fun! All you have to do is comment answering what draws you to book covers and YOU'RE ENTERED! Simple, right? There will be TWO lucky winners! Why not be one of them!


  1. Amazing!!! I think the page has some of the best fantasy art I've seen!! I really like the "Anansi" art by Jan Jager. Heading over to the Fb page to have a look.

  2. @Ashfa Arent they cool? There's so many pieces of artwork and images to choose from! It's hard not to get inspired!


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