The Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of Black comics featuring panel discussions, a cosplay show, and
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.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13
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
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14
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
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15
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
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16
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.
13 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 16 (Saturday) 5:00 pm