In the digital realm I have met many blacks who are good pc techs, excellent programmers, drafting and design persons and savvy desktop pub and word processing people. What I haven't seen yet is black folks who are into popular computer graphics. Are we stuck in traditional media materials? I wonder because all the sites displaying popular art from black artist tend to be oils or watercolors. I don't have the time or the drive to get into it like I want to, but I've been playing with the GIMP and other free graphic softwares and wonder what other black folk, especially artist are doing digitally. Then so many of us are hung up on making money from anything we put on the computer, we are basically invisible on the "net". Invisibility means no one knows you are there. Get seen first, talk money later. I would suggest a few things, if you would bare with me a bit. First is subject matter, don't you think we have seen enough of the usual subject matter? How many versions of mother and child or praying hands or even Harlem Renaissance pictures do we need to repeat? If you are going to perch on the shoulders of ones gone before you, stand up, show us what's in you. Progress the art. Use computer wallpaper and backgrounds and screensavers and slide shows as a forum to promote and display your talents. It is still hard to find black clipart and icons sets with that Afro flavor. We don't need a black operating system, even though Ubuntu Linux is from South Africa (has universal appeal). We need not wait for an invite to enter the fray. We just have to approach this differently. Now, what graphic softwares do you use? Where can we see and or sample some of your work? Don't let rappers and poets have all the fun!!