2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014

Black-Comic-Book-FestivalThe 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival is on today and tomorrow at the Schomburg Center at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard on the corner of 135th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem. This FREE two-day event celebrates the best in black comics with special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables featuring comic artists from across the country.


2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival schedule:


Friday, January 17, 2014

5:30 pm

Networking Reception: “Putting the Unity Back In Community”

Social gathering for black comics community with light refreshments.

7 pm

Public Conversation: “Milestone and Brotherman: A Celebration of Both”

Moderated by Jonathan Gayles with special guests


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Main Floor:

12 – 5 pm

Exhibit Tables from 40 Comic Book Artists and Writers*

*List of Featured Artists TBA

Langston Hughes Auditorium:

12:45 pm

Panel: “Superheroes Beyond the Comic Book” with David Walker (Super Justice Force); Jerry, Jaylen and Aren Craft (The Offenders); and Kia Barbee (Evolve the Series)

2:15 pm

Panel: “Black Women in Comics”

Moderated by Regine Sawyer with Barbara Brandon, Alitha Martinez, Jennifer Crute, and Jewels Smith.

3:45 pm

Panel and Q&A: “Self-Publishing” with John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo/Black Kirby) and Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boys)

American Negro Theater:

12 pm

Short Films and Cartoons*

1:30 pm

Youth Workshop: “Creating Your Own Comic Books” with Alex Simmons

2:30 pm

Workshop: “Collecting Comic Books”

3:15 pm

Short Films and Cartoons*

* Full list of screenings available at the event.