John Slade was born in 1957 and like all children he loved animated cartoons. John enjoyed them so much he could identify which actual studio produced them. He fell into the Super 8 form of film-making as a teenager, producing animated and live action movies. After graduating from University Of New Orleans In 1981, he went into journalism and became an award winning political cartoonist as well as a published author. In the past decade John created the Afro Brother Spacemen comic book, and has with the aid of a crack film crew created and produced a cartoon short about the adventurous characters. With a career spanning over thirty-five years, John Slade has created political cartoons for the old Spectator News Journal, the Louisiana Weekly, the New Orleans Tribune, and has been featured in USA Today. Right now he can be seen on Cox Cable Orleans Wednesdays at 6:30am/pm on Ch76 as the host of Political Cartoons by John Slade.
In the past decade Slade has moved into making his own comic book series entitled Afro Brother Spacemen, which has recently been turned into a giant omnibus. The Afro Brother Spacemen characters are currently animated as well. He was also on Showtime In The Afternoon, with his co-host the late Paul Beaulieu on WBOK1230am for over a decade. John Slade’s political cartoons can be found today on the Think504.com website. His animated film, “Afro Brother Spacemen In The Day The Earth Stood Stupid,” won best animated picture at the Hollywood Florida Film Festival.