When the all-black population of East St. Louis, Ill., is disenfranchised en masse in electoral shenanigans that result in a George W. Bush–like Texan governor being elected president, the impoverished city decides to secede from the U.S., renaming itself "Blackland". Who would come up with such a hilarious premise: Filmmaker and E.St. Louis native, Reginald Hudlin and "Boondocks" creater, Aaron McGruder, with visualization by "Why I Hate Saturn" cartoonist, Kyle Baker. Read this one wearing a seat belt.
John Lee is a legendary former computer hacker turned filmmaker. He has been featured in media outlets from CBS’ 60 minutes to Vibe, One World, The Industry Standard, NV, the Source Magazine, Mass Appeal and Esquire. John Lee was the first African-American on the cover of Wired Magazine.
John Lee is currently a digital artist in residence in the BFF Lab.