WCNC says Charlotte artists, journalists team up to tell real-world stories through comic books. Here’s an excerpt:
Published November 17, 2020
By Savannah Levins
While this particular story won’t have a caped superhero fly in to save the day, it does show real truth, and fear, and hope and heroes nonetheless.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For decades, comic books have immersed readers in new worlds — in stories that make readers root for the good guy, face villains head-on and make anything seem possible.
“It was also [an] escape from the environment that I was growing up in, it was kind of like my way to tell a story, get things off my chest,” Wolly McNair said.
For artists like McNair, comics are also a way to tell important stories. “Art is a part of the fabric of everything that is happening in the world,” McNair said.
And there’s been a lot happening in the world, with plenty of stories still to tell.