The only thing tougher than being a black man trying to hail a cab in Manhattan might be being a black man trying to sell a comic strip into a daily newspaper that already has a strip created by an African-American cartoonist. Charlos Gary knows how tough it is – he’s the man behind two daily strips, the single panel “Working It Out” and the multi-panel “Café Con Leche.”
And he’s found an unusual twist: “Café Con Leche” is about the lives of young African-American man and his Latina wife. Sometimes it’s political, sometimes it’s as everyday as Blondie. But it’s never dull and it’s always good for a laugh.