Published by local entrepreneur John Dortch, Fort Wayne Ink Spot Newspaper, since March 2018, has continued the legacy of the previous black-owned newspaper in the city, Frost Illustrated Newspaper, by telling stories about local and national African-Americans.
One of the dedicated issues planned for 2019 is the All-Illustration issue, with articles and stories illustrated completely or complimented with an illustration.
Being produced for the All-Illustration issue and beyond…
One panel, rough draft…
In 1843, George F. Grant, who patented the golf tee, was born to former slaves. There isn’t much written about his life…outside of him patenting the golf tee and his dentistry practice. So we’re going to fill in the blanks.
Drawn by Ron Lewis, Fort Wayne, Indiana
All of the good folks who’ve agreed to work with the Made Awesome History project:
The African/African-American Historical Society & Museum
Fort Wayne Ink Spot Newspaper
Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy
Logo: Aaron Robles
Sponsors: NIPSCO, Anthony Medical Associates, Sweetwater Sound, Indiana Tech
List of illustrators to come
Scrambled Egg(s) Design and Productions makes the seemingly goofy not completely goofy…creating cool stuff, sometimes using illustrators because the boss cannot draw.
Operated by William Bryant Rozier, the managing editor for the Fort Wayne Ink Spot Newspaper, Scrambled Egg(s) produces the Made Awesome History project.
One of our interactive projects, the Flip-book Business Cards are donated to various individuals and groups to help promote the program and tell our stories.