Author, The Blacker the Ink, Octavia Butler’s Kindred graphic novel
John Jennings is a professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside. Jennings is co-editor of the Eisner Award winning collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art. Jennings is also a 2016 Nasir Jones Hip Hop Studies Fellow with the Hutchins Center at Harvard University. Jennings' current projects include the horror anthology Box of Bones, the coffee table book Black Comix Returns (with Damian Duffy), and the New York Times best-selling graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's classic dark fantasy novel Kindred.