Barbara Brandon-Croft is best known for creating the comic strip, Where I'm Coming From, and for being the first nationally syndicated African-American female cartoonist.
Brandon-Croft started publishing Where I'm Coming From in 1989 in the Detroit Free Press. The comic strip traces the experiences of about twelve African-American women and gives insight into the challenges of being an African-American woman living in the United States. It features characters such as Alisha, Cheryl, Lekesia, Nicole, and others. The characters are based on Brandon and her real-life friends.
Brandon is an alumna of Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. She has previously worked as a fashion and beauty writer for Essence magazine. Her illustrations have appeared in Essence, The Village Voice, The Crisis and MCA Records.
Brandon' s father was Brumsic Brandon Jr. whose comic strip Luther was one of the earliest mainstream comic strips to star an African American in the lead role.
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