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Sonoma Family Life Magazine

Black Comics Matter

In 1988 Robb Armstrong created the comic strip Jump Street with the intention of conveying the everyday experience of an African-American couple. More than 30 years later, the ground-breaking strip is still in syndication. And along the way, his last name became the inspiration for the first Black Peanuts’ character, Franklin Armstrong. Robb will be one of three comics on the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s Black Comics Matter online panel. Other panelists will include Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist Darrin Bell, and Ellizabeth Montague, the first African-American female cartoonist for the New Yorker. The panelists will discuss how graphic novels and comic stories convey the Black experience. The event will be held on November 19, 4–5 p.m., and is free. Advance registration is required: