I get asked so often about conventions that are run by people of color, or are POC-friendly, that I decided to create this page to keep folks informed. I have either attended one of the cons myself of I know someone who has. Put your mouse over the titles to access links. Feel free to email me or comment with a link if you’d like a convention to be added. Thanks!
In addition to the K.E.I.S.H.A. webcomic collaboration with Guy A. Sims, BlackScifi.com has also teamed up with Pyroglyphics Studio to produce Scribes of Nyota, an independent work of speculative fiction that includes illustrations and prose work of African-American artists and writers. See more below:
If you’ve been following me on youtube, then you know I interviewed a bunch of creators at The Schomburg Black comic Book Fest in January of this year. It was my first time recording the Black Comic Book Fest interviews with a crew and I really couldn’t have done it without Tyrell Worrel of The Fan Bros Show Podcast and Azreen Zaman as well as the amazing photography of Al Cayne of SugarCayne.com . Also, if you have some time, you should also check out the panels from the convention. So far there are two videos complete, but a third is on the way! Enjoy!
If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the Comic Book Junto podcast, I urge you to do so as soon as possible. The team of Adam Teterus and Octavius A. Newman are literally the Power Man and Iron Fist of comic book podcasting. I actually first met the duo at the 2016 NYCC. Just a few days before Adam was going to donate a kidney to Octavius. Read all about that here. Well in February, Adam went on a spirit walk in Thailand and Octavius was nice enough to ask me to fill in. Oct and I talk about #28daysofblackcosplay, diversity in comics as well as cupcakes. Please listen, follow and comment them, and everyone else I visit on a podcast. We’re all trying to support each other. “A rising tide lifts all boats.” as they say. 🙂
Last month I got a chance to interview the Brotherman comic team at the Schomburg Black Comic Book Festival. The team consists of artist Dawud Anyabwile, colorist Brian McGee, and writer Guy A. Sims. Not only is Sims the writer of Brotherman and the spinoff novel Duke Denim, by day he is an administrator at Bluefield State College. (Where I got a chance to visit and speak last year). In that video interview, you’ll hear Sims talk about a webcomic that he created with artist Angael Davis (whom Dawud recommended). That webcomic is K.E.I.S.H.A. read on to learn more.
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