4th Annual Khem Comic Book Fest Returns to Newark With Special Guests
NEWARK, New Jersey – April 10th, 2018 – This Saturday, April 14th, the Khem Comic Book Festival returns to Newark, NJ at Central High School. The annual convention, now in its fourth year, covers a wide array of entertainment, including comics, film, video games, and books. This year the festival will also include a special panel dedicated to Marvel’s Black Panther Movie featuring members of the hit movie’s stunt team Niahlah Hope and Jeremy Sample, as well as Marija Abney who played a member the Dora Milaje. The Black Panther’s All-Female Guard in the record-breaking Marvel film. Tickets can be purchased
I didn’t realize it but artist Shawn Martinbrough is the first African-American to draw regularly for Batman starting in 2000 with Detective comics #742 (written by Greg Ruckas). There’s more I didn’t know, like, how he grew up in the Bronx, or how he went to LaGuardia High School for Performing Arts (the FAME school). I learned most of this new information in a recent TED Talk that Shawn gave at Sydney Harman Hall in Washington, DC. If you’re an artist curious about what it took to get into the business years ago. Definitely check this out.
March 20, 2018 – Somos Arte, the studio behind the critically acclaimed La Borinqueña graphic novel, is pleased to announce the publication of RICANSTRUCTION: REMINISCING & REBUILDING PUERTO RICO, a comics anthology created to benefit ongoing relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Conceived and produced by EDGARDO MIRANDA-RODRIGUEZ, Ricanstruction teams up his original character LA BORINQUEÑA with some of the most iconic DC Comics superheroes (used with permission) of all time: Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash, Harley Quinn, and many others.
At Library Journal’s “Library Con Live,” Lion Forge Unveils Plans to Publish Graphic Anthology to Benefit Victims of Hurricane Maria
Just over two months since Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico with a destructive force that left island residents desperate for survival or forced to flee to the U.S. mainland, the island is still struggling to rebound. Yesterday, the St. Louis publisher announced their commitment to relief efforts with the publication of Puerto Rico Strong, a comics anthology from some of today’s top talent!
Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that concept, from today’s most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators. All profits will go to towards Disaster Relief and Recovery Programs to Support Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Strong is co-edited by Lion Forge’s own Desiree Rodriguez, alongside Marco Lopez, Neil Shwartz, and Derek Ruiz.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has announced January 12-13, 2018 as the dates of its 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival. for those of you who are unfamiliar with this event, it’s an annual FREE convention held at the Schomburg Center in Harlem, NY every year. I even did a video series earlier this year about it. Below are the official press release and details. And I am happy to announce that for the first time I will be hosting a panel there!
This is the first year that the Ringo Awards are being presented at Baltimore Comic-Con. If you remember, last year was the final year for the Harvey Awards as they were sold to ReedPop. I personally think that BCC wanted to continue to capitalize on an awards show venue that has really put them on the map and drawn crowds and interest there year after year. Enter: The Ringo Awards. This year, for the first time, the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of The Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards has completed the 2017 nomination process, which was inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike, and both communities showed strong support. According to the Ringo Awards staff, the voting deadline was extended to accommodate as many interested participants and provide sufficient voting time for the final ballot. The augmentation in participation during the nomination extension ended up being significant.
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