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Ep. 23: Uraeus (Black Heroes Matter) – SDCC 2017

The Hall H Show interviews Uraeus (creator of Black Heroes Matter), at San Diego Comic-Con 2017! This episode is also available on Google Play, iTunes, and Stitcher. The Hall H Show podcast is hosted by Aaron Nabus and Alex Benedicto.

In addition to an audio podcast, we also have a video version of this interview:

Show Notes

Hey there fellow nerds and geeks! Aaron Nabus here and welcome to the Hall H Show!

At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, my co-host, Alex Benedicto and I hosted an artist meet and greet for some of our favorite artists. Someone who decided to check out our inaugural event was Uraeus, a Maryland based writer and the creator of the “Black Heroes Matter” movement.

Feeling a need to bring awareness of how important minority representation is within the pop culture and comic book worlds, especially after the recent events of the past couple of years, Uraeus started this movement in 2016…bringing about 20 or so “Black Heroes Matter” shirts to SDCC – launching something that has garnered both national and international attention.

This year, we were lucky enough to catch up with him again at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, just minutes after the Black Heroes Matter flash mob, which took place in front of the San Diego Convention Center.

On this episode, some of the topics we discussed were the importance of San Diego Comic-Con and how it’s such a great opportunity to network, how his trip to Egypt in 2004 inspired him to start his own comic book creation journey, his other projects – such as his adapted screenplay for his comic, Indigo which is currently in development for a possible live action TV series, the importance of the “mirror test” and of course Black Heroes Matter, where you can “make a statement without saying a word.” Enjoy!

 

Key Quote:

“It’s something that I came up with three days before I came out to San Diego Comic-Con last year. I always wear t-shirts, t-shirts of my favorite pop culture – Goonies, Star Wars or Thundercats.

I always notice that people gravitate to what ever it was.

So this time, I said I’m going to go out, I’m going to create, I’m not going to push someone else’s property. I’m going to put an idea of my own out there. So I tried to think, what would be something that would be poignant, not superficial and kind of powerful, because of all the things going on, like police brutality, issues that were really, really high and are still high, but especially last year when they were at an all time high.

So I wanted to come out and make a statement. I just thought with “Black Lives Matter,” that’s such an important statement that I wanted to bring that into the arena of pop culture, comics, movies and TV. So it was just natural to think of Black Heroes Matter.

Black Heroes Matter is at the intersection of Black Lives Matter and Oscar So White.” – Uraeus

 

Here is our quick interview with him at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con 2016:

 

Thunder Round Questions:

  1. If we gave you a million dollars, and you had to spend it all in a day…what would you do with it?
  2. If you were a mutant who could teleport anywhere in the world, where would you go and why would you want to go there?
  3. What are three movies that you could watch over and over?
  4. What advice would you give your 11 year old self?
  5. What’s one thing your fans would be surprised to know about you?
  6. What super hero or villain best represents you?

 

Art Watch:

Uraeus:
Charles R. Saunders (father of “Sword and Soul” genre): Website
M
shindo Kuumba: Deviant Art | Twitter

Aaron:
Jin Kim: Website | Instagram

Alex:
Chrissie Zullo: Website | Instagram

 

Follow Our Guest Online:

Uraeus / Black Heroes Matter: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

 

Thank…YOU! 🙂

Thank YOU for listening to the Hall H Show!

Our mission is to put the mainstream Hall H spotlight on artists, writers and other creatives!

We especially love emerging talent and people we think deserve more exposure like Uraeus, creator of the Black Heroes movement and comic books Indigo and Jaycen Wise!

As “Artist Alley Evangelists,” we encourage you to please visit Artist Alley at all the conventions you plan on going to this year.

Speaking of conventions…please make sure you are continuing to be SDCC fit for the long con season ahead. Join in on the fun by following the #SDCCfit movement online on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Peace…cheers…and Artists Assemble!

Music by The Passion HiFi. #HallHShow #ArtistsAssemble

Aaron Nabus

Aaron Nabus

After being trapped on Earth for a number of years, Aaron Nabus grew to enjoy watching anime and Godzilla movies, reading comic books, eating kimchi, and playing 80's and 90's arcade, Nintendo and SNES games. When not roaming the galaxy, interviewing talented creators, he is a full time Graphic Designer, Brand Ambassador for the International Mobile Film Festival and a #ComicConFit motivator.

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