Panel Replay: Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg

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Panel Replay: Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg

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?)

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  • […] On the flip side, this weekend marked the 4th annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomberg Center in Harlem. From everything that I saw posted, it was and extremely successful affair which showcased the diversity and evolution of the African American presence in the independent and mainstream comic book industry. All of the attendants, professional and fan, remarked how amazing the festival was. Lines were around the corner. Creators were selling work left and right. I, of course, was very disappointed that I couldn’t attend this year. It is my goal for 2017 to be at this event. In case you missed it, here are some of the panels that occurred thanks to our comrade Karama Horne AKA The Blerd Gurl:http://theblerdgurl.com/media/panel-replay-from-black-comic-book-fest/#more-6703 […]

  • 01/27/2016 – Comics Workbook January 27, 2016 at 4:17 am

    […] a little over a week ago. If you had been hoping to making it out, but couldn’t, good news: the panels they hosted are now online. Check it out! Organized by Deirdre Hollman, Jerry Craft and John Ira Jennings the show has […]

  • Blerds and Bleeks Speak 2.0 - theblerdgurl February 2, 2016 at 6:36 am

    […] case you missed it, Desmond Burton of Afronerd Radio reprised the Schomburg Panel on his podcast on January 23. I was a guest on his Grindhouse segment along with Joseph P. Illidge […]

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