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More than 3,000 people attended the Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem yesterday. It was an incredibly successful event and my hat goes off to Deirdre Hollman, Jerry Craft and John Ira Jennings for their hard work putting the event together! If you weren’t able to make it to the event, or (because of the crowds) could not get to the panel discussions I’ve posted their links below. I was lucky enough to participate on the Blerds and Bleeks Panel Enjoy!

 

Tribute to Guy Sims – The Man Who Put the Brother in Brotherman Pt.1

Moderator: Professor Bill Foster – Finally in Full Color

Guy Sims – Brotherman Comics


Tribute to Guy Sims – The Man Who Put the Brother in Brotherman Pt.2

Moderator: Professor Bill Foster – Finally in Full Color

Guy Sims – Brotherman Comics


 

Blerds and Bleeks Speak

Desmond Burton – Afronerd Radio

Ashlee Blackwell – Graveyardshift Sisters 

Joseph P. Illidge – CBR Verge Entertainment

Karama Horne – theblerdgurl

moderator: Maurice Waters – BlackSciFi



 

Pros on the Pros and Cons: Traditional Publishing vs. Self-Publishing

David F. Walker – Cyborg, Shaft, Power Man and Iron Fist

Paris Cullins – Blue Beetle, Blue Devil

Jamal Igle –(Molly Danger, ActionVerse

Guy Sims – Brotherman Comics

Moderator: Jerry Craft – (Mama’s Boyz, Offenders


 

Images in Action: Creating Socially Conscious Comics

Bill Campbell – Rosarium Publishing/APB

Christa Cassano – APB

Juliana “Jewels” Smith – (H)afrocentric

Julian Voloj – Ghetto Brother

Moderator: John Jennings –  APB, Unveiling Visions, Afrofutrism 2.0


I enjoyed all of the panels and I LOVE the fact that this venue has grown so much in 4 years. BUT I want to see more female creators and vendors next year! (Schomburg are you listening?)