The Black Comic Book Festival was founded by Deirdre Hollman, Schomburg Director of Education and Exhibitions, artist and comic book creator Jerry Craft, (Mama’s Boyz), artist, creator and teacher John Jennings, (Blue Hand Mojo, Kindred) Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside and Jonathan Gayles, artist and Professor of African-American Studies at Georgia State University. This year is the 5th year that the convention is being held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York and for the first time it will be held on two days instead of one! As always, the event is free and I hope to see many of you there! There are several new and interesting panels to enjoy as well (like the tribute to Jackie Ormes!) and it all happens this Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14. If you can’t make the event, be sure to check out the panels on livestream! See below for a schedule of events:
I am really excited about this brand new convention coming to Baltimore because I know how hard the creators have been working to get this off the ground. On April 27, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds and Robert Butler, CEO of The Black Geeks are joining forces to bring you the first annual Universal Fan Con. You know what this means?
Christina Stewart a.k.a. “Steenz” is one-half of the creative team behind Archival Quality (Oni Press) a comic written by Ivy Noelle Weir which follows Cel Walden, a young archivist who takes a job at a museum that is apparently haunted. Cel must battle her own depression and anxiety while trying to solve the mystery of the ghost that walks the museum’s halls. I was excited to be able to interview yet another sister working in comics! Read on:
Hey folks! The Black Comic Book Festival (Founded by: Jerry Craft, Deirdre Hollman, Jonathan Gayles, and John Jennings) is back at the Schomburg in January and guess what? We got our wish! It’s going to be TWO DAYS this time! No info on vendor space or panels yet, (and their twitter handle is still way too long) but stay tuned! See the full press release below.
Once the election results came in and Trump was declared President-elect, I knew I would have to start boycotting things, New Balance, I can live without, but today when #Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave Trump his “blessing” I was saddened. Why? Because I really like Amazon Prime and I get most of my comics through Comixology, an Amazon-owned company. *sigh* Now for many of you it is really easy to get to your local comic book shop. And you should absolutely continue to suppport them. But for me, it’s not always that easy, so I put together this little list of places I have ordered comics from in the past in case you want some alternatives.
Vigilance by indie creator Michael Watson and published by Legacy Rising Publications is the first book in a series of a story about an extraterrestrial woman, who appears to be black, who lands on Earth with incredible superpowers, and equally impressive hair and begins working for a type of Western government security organization called the EHD (The Extra Human Division). A SHIELD-like entity tasked with keeping the world safe from everything from terrorist organizations to alien threats.
I first heard about Uraeus through Mshindo Kuumba who was working with him on a project called Indigo. From there, I found that everyone in indie black comics knows him and likes him. I didn’t get a chance to officially meet the mild-mannered Uraeus until the Black Heroes Matter Panel at NYCC this year. I’m glad I did. What I learned led to this interview. Uraeus tells u what he’s been working on, how he came up with Black Heroes Matter, and some crazy stuff that has happened to him since. Enjoy!
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