The father of Blaxploitation and and champion of Independent Cinema, Melvin Van Peebles and one of his earliest films is totally amazing. In Big Plans 3 I drew him, and came within close proximity of him at the Academy Awards but failed to mention this. I only mentioned his son Mario because he had just made "BAADASSSSS!" that year which dramatizes his father's making of "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Looking at those drawings above reminds me that my cartooning has come a long way. And that poster for "Sweetback" is totally amazing.