You handle yourself pretty good

Created by
Anyabwile, Dawud
McGee, Brian, American, born 1970
Written by
Sims, Guy A.
Subject of
Big City Entertainment, Inc., American, founded 2007
Medium
ink on cardboard, wood, metal, adhesive
Dimensions
H x W x D: 59 1/16 × 36 3/8 × 13/16 in. (150 × 92.4 × 2 cm)
Type
posters
promotional materials
Place printed
United States, North and Central America
Date
2015
Description
A digital art poster featuring an image of a panel from Brotherman comics. The panel depicts two men clasping hands. The man on the left is wearing a black shirt with the sleeves rolled up. He is viewed in profile. The man on the right is also wearing a dark shirt and also has a lighter colored shirt on. The sleeves of the dark shirt are torn off. Three speech bubbles are pointing to the man on the right. The speech bubble in the middle of the panel reads “YOU HANDLE YOURSELF / PRETTY GOOD. / YOU CAN THROW HANDS / LIKE THE BEST OF ‘EM. THOSE GUYS FROM / WANE BAY AINT JOKERS.” The speech bubble on the right of the panel reads “THEY SERIOUS SCRAPPERS.” The men’s faces have shadows across them that resemble bars in a prison cell. Shadows in the background show light coming through windows that also appear to have bars on them.
Topic
African American
Art
Comics and graphic novels
Graphic design
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Brotherman Comics / Big City Entertainment, Inc.
Object number
2017.116.6.3
Restrictions & Rights
© Big City Entertainment, Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Visual Arts
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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