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VIRTUAL | 9th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

January 14

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 16, 2021

Comic book fans of all ages — get ready for the ninth annual Schomburg Black Comic Book Festival, the virtual edition! The Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of Black comics featuring panel discussions, a cosplay show, and more.
COSPLAY SHOWCASE | The Black Comic Book Festival will feature a virtual edition of our cosplay showcase. Submit a 15-second video by 11:59 PM on Monday, Jan. 11 to enter. https://www.schomcom.org
EXHIBITORS SHOWCASE | The festival also offers a marketplace for panelists and other vendors to showcase their creative work for purchase online via the Exhibitors Showcase. https://www.schomcom.org/exhibitors


12 PM | How to Draw Black Superheroes with Tim Fielder
1:30 PM | Comic Book Writing Workshop with Regine Sawyer
1 PM | Black Girl Genius with Yessenia Moises, Robyn Smith, Greg Burnham, Okema Moore, Adewunmi Roye Okupe and Erika Hardison
3 PM | The BAYlies: A Community of LGBTQ and POC Cartoonists from The Bay Area with Lawrence Lindell and Breena Nuñez
4:30 PM | The Comics Chitlin’ Circuit: Cultivating a Sustainable Network for Black Cartoonists with Ron Wimberly and John Jennings
2:30 PM | #Edcomix: Teaching Hard History Through Comics with Erica Buddington, David Heredia, and Deirdre Hollman
4 PM | The Comic Book Spectrum: Comics & Advocacy with Vita Ayala, Alitha E. Martinez, Eric Battle, David Walker, and Regine Sawyer
5:30 PM | MECCAcon presents: Black Animators with Carl Jones, Mad Twiinz, Udeh Brothers, and Maia Crown
11 AM | Tribute to Chadwick Boseman with DeSean Jenkins, Rachelle Darden, Hayward Leach, Kadiatou Tubman and M. Scott Johnson
12 PM | Inside HarperCollins Amistad’s INFINITUM: An Afrofuturist Tale with Tim Fielder, Boston Fielder, and Deirdre Hollman
1:30 PM | Views from Megascope: After the Rain and Black Star with John Jennings, Eric A. Glover, Arielle Jovellanos, and David Brame and Calvin Reid
2:45 PM | Meet the Makers!
Festival attendees will have the opportunity to hear from our #SchomCom2021 exhibitors. Learn about your favorite comics and discover new ones!
4 PM | Make It Plain: Social Commentary Thru Comix with Keith Knight, Cagen Luse, Janicia Francis, and Tea with Queen and J


The Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of Black comics featuring panel discussions, a cosplay show, and highlights the work of creators from across the country. The annual extravaganza and free community event connects fans, writers, illustrators, bloggers, nerds, independent publishers, and collectors of all ages. #SchomCom2021 Exhibitors are by invitation only. If you have questions, please email schomburged@nypl.org.


Visit the Schomburg Shop online to purchase the comic featured during the festival. https://schomburgshop.com