Joel Christian Gill
Joel Christian Gill is the chairman, CEO, president, director of development, majority and minority stockholder, manager, co-manager, regional manager, assistant to the regional manager, receptionist, senior black correspondent and janitor of his Strange Fruit Comics. He is the author of Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride from Lion Forge and the award-winning graphic novels Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History and Tales of The Talented Tenth from Fulcrum Publishing. In his free time, he is Chair of Comic Arts at the New Hampshire Institute of Art where he inspires students to unleash the transformational potential of their stories. Founder of #28daysarenotenough, it is his belief that segregating the history of minority peoples lessens the impact these people have made on American society and culture. Gill has dedicated his life to using stories to rebuild, empathy, compassion and ultimately humanity. As his friends and family say, “He won’t shut up about equality, justice and the importance of telling stories, so listen to him so we can binge-watch Stranger Things in peace.” He received his MFA from Boston University and BA from Roanoke College.