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january, 2021

13jan(jan 13)12:00 pm16(jan 16)5:00 pm2021 Black Comic Book Festival (Virtual)

Black Comic Book Festival


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The Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of Black comics featuring panel discussions, a cosplay show, and more!

About this Event

COMIC BOOK FANS OF ALL AGES: Get ready for the ninth annual Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival, the virtual edition!

The Black Comic Book Festival will feature a virtual edition of our cosplay showcase. Submit a 15-second video by Monday, Jan 11 to enter. Cosplay showcase instructions can be downloaded here.

The festival also offers a marketplace for panelists and other vendors to showcase their creative work for purchase online via the Exhibitors Showcase.




12:00 to 1:00 PM | How to Draw Black Superheroes with Tim Fielder

1:30 to 2:30 PM | Comic Book Writing Workshop with Regine Sawyer



1:00 to 2:00 PM | Black Girl Genius with Yesenia Moises, Robyn Smith, Greg Burnham, Okema Moore, Adewunmi Roye Okupe and Erika Hardison

3:00 to 4:00 PM | The BAYlies: A Community of LGBTQ and POC Cartoonists from The Bay Area with Lawrence Lindell and Breena Nuñez

4:30 to 5:30 PM | The Comics Chitlin Circuit: Cultivating a Sustainable Network for Black Cartoonists with Ron Wimberly and John Jennings



2:30 to 3:30 PM | #Edcomix: Teaching Hard History Through Comics with Erica Buddington, David Heredia, and Deirdre Hollman

4:00 to 5:00 PM | The Comic Book Spectrum: Comics & Advocacy with Vita Ayala, Alitha E. Martinez, Eric Battle, David Walker, and Regine Sawyer

5:30 to 6:30 PM | MECCAcon presents: Black Animators with Carl Jones, Mad Twiinz, Udeh Brothers, and Maia Crown



11:10 to 11:50 AM | Tribute to Chadwick Boseman with DeSean Jenkins, Rachelle Darden, Hayward Leach, Kadiatou Tubman and M. Scott Johnson

12:10 to 1:00 PM | Inside HarperCollins Amistad’s INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale with Tim Fielder, Boston Fielder, and Deirdre Hollman

1:30 to 2:30 PM | Views from Megascope: After the Rain and Black Star with John Jennings, Eric A. Glover, Arielle Jovellanos, and David Brame and Calvin Reid

2:45 to 3:45 PM | Meet the Makers!

4:00 to 5:00 PM | Make It Plain: Social Commentary Thru Comix with Keith Knight, Tee Franklin, Cagen Luse, Janicia Francis, and Tea w/ Queen and J.

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13 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 16 (Saturday) 5:00 pm

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