Cartoon's Coon Origins

A coon is a negative archetype used to inspire the creation of many of our favorite cartoons and comics. It is a stereotype of a lazy childish Black man. White men wearing blackface makeup would act out these roles in minstrel shows. Examples of some of the earliest cartoons that were inspired by coons from mistrel shows include Krazy Kat, Felix the Cat, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Ortensia the Cat, Bosko and Honey, Mickey and Minny Mouse, Foxy and Roxy, Little Black Sambo, and Lil' Eight Ball.

Comics

Felix discovers Coons
Felix meets Coon
Mickey visits

Poster

Reunion


Coomacka Island

Coomacka Island is an Afro-Caribbean fantasy world developed by co-creators Don P. Hooper and myself. A series of storybooks have been created and are available for purchase on the website. The website includes online games, interactive read-along stories, and printable coloring pages. Young children are drawn to the vivid pictures. Older children find the stories fun to read and enjoy the educational value of learning new words and meaning behind the Swahili names. Adults enjoy folk-tales based in a Caribbean setting and find the stories to be a unique way to motivate children to read.

Book series

The Story of Spider & Ant
Anansi Jr and the Mango Truck
Lenox Lizard and the Kukumacka Duppy

Animated teasers

Mikkle Mukkle
Spider Venom
Exhausted
Filthy

Animated short

Coomacka Island presents ...
Lost

Interactive Graphic Novel

Coomacka Island presents ...
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Anyoné

Anyoné is a story about a young naturally curious girl with lots of questions. Her questions often lead her to learning more about the world around her. Recently, she discovered a magical book from her local library that taught her about time. This project is still in the preproduction planning phases.

Comic Strip

What time is it?