Bitter Root panel discussion (on-site and virtual)
June 2, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
To commemorate the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, OKPOP and the Greenwood Cultural Center are partnering to host a panel discussion focusing on the award-winning Bitter Root comic book series on Wednesday, June 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The panelists will include the writers, artist, and editor of Bitter Root, published by Image Comics.
The program will open with words from Dr. Stevie Johnson, educator with the Bob Dylan Archive, and Mechelle Brown, program director for the Greenwood Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public. As a limited number of spots will be available for in-person attendance, we strongly recommend attending online. To reserve an in-person seat, please call Mechelle Brown at 918-596-1026. To register for online access, please visit www.okpop.org/bitterroot. Visit www.okpop.org or follow OKPOP on Facebook for more details.
Created by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, Sanford Greene, and edited by John Jennings, Bitter Root exists in a fictional world that merges Afrofuturism, steampunk, historical narrative, and horror. The series follows the Sangerye family as they hunt monsters transformed by hate, fear, and racism. The comic book series has won numerous awards including the 2019 Ringo Award, Entertainment Weekly’s Best New Series of 2019, and the 2020 Eisner Award for Best New Series. The Eisner Award is one of the highest accolades in the comic book industry. In 2019, Legendary Studios purchased the rights to a film adaptation of the comic book. Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler is slated to direct the project.
Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.