M. Rasheed is an editorial cartoonist ‘artivist’ for the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) political unification movement, advocating for Reparations, anti-racism and strict enforcement of antitrust law.
His research interests include the anti-racism and pro-Reparations struggles of the Black American former slave class, its ties to antitrust law and the rise of the Second Gilded Age, with its White Supremacist Ideology effects.
M. Rasheed’s recent artivism effort is Weapon of the People: DECODED, a Gag-A-Day political cartoon venture launched on 09 Apr 2018. In addition to the backlist of previous works, illustrated short essay social observations and genre sequential art tales, his website features philosophical dialogues with ideological opponents from which the artist is inspired to create his cartoons.
M. Rasheed’s other projects include:
The Fifth Mystic Rebel - The first novel in a bold new series!
Weapon of the People: WORD-OF-GOD - Artist’s description of his cartoons [vlog series]
Monsters 101: The Adventures of Pugroff & Mort (books 1-10) [graphic novel series]
Current Residence: Raleigh NC
Favourite genre of music: R&B
Favourite style of art: Old school American cartooning; cartooning from the Belgium school
Favourite cartoon character: Hulk, Popeye, Groo, Underdog, Mighty Mouse
Personal Quote: The absence of wrong alone doesn't make one a good person.
Oh, wait... I heard about the Eric July guy a few months ago. He's the indie comic book guy with the successful crowdsourcing campaign. I found him by accident, when an old message board acquaintance tagged a bunch of Black cartoonists in a Tweet and I took the time to look all of them up.