Art Out Loud Online: Ronald Wimberly
May 08, 2020 | 4:00 pm
Art Out Loud Online is part of the SI At Your Service program. Illustrators will take over our instagram and provide live demos and studio tours! Viewers must have an instagram account and phone/tablet to watch.
Ronald Wimberly is an author, illustrator, and comic artist. His early titles include Sentences: The Life of MF Grimm (Vertigo), an autobiographical graphic novel that follows the life of the hip hop artist and 2011’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes (Hill & Wang). His 2012 book, Prince of Cats (DC/Vertigo), a retelling of the story of Tybalt from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, received wide praise and accolades. The book was reissued in 2016 by Image Comics, and in November of 2019, it was announced that Spike Lee will be directing a movie adaptation. In 2017, Wimberly published Black History in Its Own Words (Image Comics), featuring a stunning collection of portraits and quotes from dozens of black luminaries. In 2018 he launched the annual art tabloid LAAB Magazine, focusing on issues of identity and visual culture. Wimberly has also produced work for The Nib, The New Yorker, Nike, Marvel, and Dark Horse.