Best known for her memorable role as Maxine Shaw on the sitcom “Living Single” Erika Alexander’s latest endeavor isn’t a TV or film role, but instead a graphic novel series. Developed with her screenwriter husband, Tony Lyga, and her brother Robert Alexander, Concrete Park is set in the a dangerous near-future where gangs threaten to destroy humanity. The main characters are women of color: Luca, a gang leader, and Lena, her lesbian lover. The novels feature a multicultural cast of characters struggling to survive in an increasingly depraved world.
this is awesome.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. This looks incredible, and definitely much-needed. I am excited about too many comics lately it doesn’t even seem real. This and Saucer Country (waiting for a trade to come out, but has anyone read it? Good?) are the two I’m most looking forward to, but New Deadwardians has been pretty good (plot-wise, at least…wish it had better gender representation) and The Unwritten’s still going strong.
Plus I just started Love and Rockets (a-maaaazing) and finally got my paws on Vol. II of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as well as the Loeb/Sale Catwoman miniseries. Pity my courses this year will have all those “required reading” things I’m supposed to finish first. ;___;
PS Erika Alexander is the shit, and I can’t wait to see what she and her husband crafted together.
PPS Just joe-king about my university’s required reading. I mean, we have it—obvs., but I’m pretty stoked about that too.