Schomburg Center’s 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

Friday, January 13, 2017 | 10:00am – 7:00pm (Time Zone: US/Eastern)

black_comic_book_festival_-_5th_annual_at_schomburgThank you for checking out the Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival! We are extremely excited for you to attend our 5th annual program, which has expanded to TWO DAYS! New offers are available for comic fans of all ages, including a limited edition 5th anniversary program booklet, festival T-shirts, and the opportunity to donate samples of your comics to the Schomburg’s comic book archive! All the information you need to get registered is outlined below.

Cost: Free. Registration is recommended. Click here to register to attend. Special offers include: Limited Edition 5th Anniversary Program Book which celebrates the first five years of our groundbreaking community culture and literacy event with exclusive content, photos and collectible art. Copies are available for pre-order for only $5! Reserve your copies today! T-Shirts: Festival Logo T-Shirts are available for pre-order. Adult sizes are $25 and children sizes are $15.



10:00AM – 6:00PM – Comic Creators Exhibition Tables

10:15AM – 12:00PM – Youth Program: My Creative Life in Comics and Kid Lit Panelists: Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz and The Offenders), David Miller (Khalil’s Way), Zetta Elliot (A Wish After Midnight, Ship of Souls), Alex Simmons (Blackjack, Archie, Kids Comic Con), and Jamar Nicholas (Leon: Protector of the Playground). Moderated by Deirdre Hollman.

1:30PM – 2:30PM – How to Draw Afrakan Superheroes (Lecture/Demonstration) Presented by Akinseye Brown, Sokoya Productions

2:30PM – 3:00PM – Tribute to Jackie Ormes, 1st Black Syndicated Comic “Torchy Brown”

3:30PM – 4:30PM – Curating Comics: Creating Exhibitions in Galleries and in Digital Spaces Panelists: William Villalongo (Black Pulp!), Tim Fielder (Black Metropolis), John Jennings and Stacey Robinson (Black Kirby). Moderated by Jonathan Gray

5:00PM-6:30PM – Comics are Lit: Graphic Novel Adaptations of Literature Panelists: John Jennings and Damian Duffy (Kindred), Dawud Anyabwile (Monster), Kyle Baker (Nat Turner), and Andrew Aydin (March Books 1-3). Moderated by Jonathan Gayles.


10:00AM – 7:00PM – Comic Creators Exhibition Tables

10:15AM – 11:30AM – Black Heroes Matter Panelists: Mshindo (BlackOps, Indigo, and Anikulapo), Trevor Von Eeden (Black Lightning, Thriller, and Jack Johnson), Marcus Williams (Tuskegee Heirs), and Dewunmi Roye Okupe (E.X.O.-The Legend of Wale Williams). Moderated by David Walker (Powerman & Iron Fist, Occupy Avengers, Shaft).

12:30PM – 1:45PM – SCREENINGS

1:45PM – 2:15PM – COSPLAY SHOW

2:30PM – 3:15PM – Tribute to Dawud Anyabwile, Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline Moderated by Jonathan Gayles

3:45PM – 5:00PM – Fierce Femininity & Fandom Panelists: Maia Crown Williams (MeccaCon and BSAM), Regine Sawyer (Ice Witch, Eating Vampires, Women in Comics), and Micheline Hess (Malice in Ovenland). Moderated by Ja’nell Ajani.

5:30PM – 6:45 PM – Comics and Hip-Hop Panelists: Eric Orr (Max the Robot) and Andre LeRoy Davis (The Last Word). Moderated by Jonathan Gray.

Phone: 917-275-6975 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street New York NY 10037 US

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