Cartooning While Black: The Anti Racism Activity Book Preview and Other Works
Cartooning While Black: The Anti Racism Activity Book Preview and Other Works is a preview of the social satire book The Anti-Racism Activity Book, written and illustrated by comedian and New Yorker cartoonist Victor Varnado, and published by One Idea Press. The book features coloring pages, crossword puzzles, word finds, and other staples of the activity book genre used with humor to illustrate how dumb racism is.
Varnado’s pieces will be shown alongside work from fellow New Yorker cartoonists Jerald Lewis II, Yasin Osman, and Akeem S. Roberts.
About the Artist:
Victor Varnado has appeared as a comedian on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His writing and cartooning work have been showcased in MAD magazine, VICE, Marvel Comics, and Salon. Varnado was born legally blind and is albinistic. His New Yorker cartoon, created in response to the national unrest following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, was one of the magazine’s most engaging pieces of content in 2020. Like Floyd, Varnado also grew up in Minneapolis.