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Education @ the Schomburg: Black Comic Book Festival

January 12, 2013

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
For ages 13 to 18 years

Presented by the Schomburg Junior Scholars and Jonathan Gayles, PhD (Georgia State University), THE BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL is a dynamic festival for young people that celebrates the rich tradition of black superheroes and features a screening of the  film “White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books”;  a pop-up art exhibition of “Black Kirby”- a visual homage to the legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby by artists John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo) and Stacey Robinson; panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and exhibit tables with premiere black comic book artists from across the country.  Free.  All ages welcome.  Registration is required. Contact schomburged@nypl.org.  

SCHEDULE & EXHIBITORS LISTED BELOW.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

All Day

Pop-Up Exhibition | Main Lobby

Black Kirby by John Jennings, SUNY Buffalo and Stacey Robinson

 

All Day            

Black Comic Book Exhibitors | Main Lobby &  Mezzanine

                       

10 am             

Film Screening and Q&A | Langston Hughes Auditorium

White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

Dr. Jonathan Gayles, GeorgiaStateUniversity

 

10:30 am

Workshop | American Negro Theater

The Art of Making Comics

Alex Simmons, Comic Book Writer  and Founder of KidsComicCon

 

12 pm             

Film Screening and Q&A | Langston Hughes Auditorium

White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books

Dr. Jonathan Gayles, GeorgiaStateUniversity

 

12:30 pm

Workshop | American Negro Theater

Family Cartooning Workshop

Jerry Craft, Syndicated Cartoonist of Mama’s Boyz

 

2 pm               

Panel Discussion | Langston Hughes Auditorium

 

Moderator:  

Dr. Jonathan Gayles, GeorgiaStateUniversity

 

Panelists:

Comics Come to Harlem: Race and the Lafargue Clinics Case Against Comics

Qiana Joelle Whitted, University of South Carolina

                       

Secret Identities and Mutant Minorities

Marcus W. Singer, HowardUniversity

 

Representing Black Citizenship, or Why Understanding the History of Black Comics Helps Us Understand “Django Unchained”

Rebecca Ann Wanzo, Washington University St. Louis

 

Pride, Power, and Protest? Marvel Comic  and the Black Superhero after 1970

Julian C. Chambliss, RollinsCollege

 

2 pm

Youth Film Screening | American Negro Theater

Our Friend Martin: An Adventure Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

THE EVENT WILL END PROMPTLY AT 4 P.M. AS THE SCHOMBURG HAS ANOTHER EVENT THAT EVENING. 

 

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION.