Education at the Schomburg: 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014

Date and Time
January 18, 2014
For all ages
Event Details

The Schomburg Center’s 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of black comix in a two-day event featuring a special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country.  Admission is free for the public and registration is encouraged at  Fees apply for Exhibitors (by invitation only), contact for more information.  

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.


The Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival  is presented by the Junior Scholars Program in collaboration with Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz), John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo/Black Kirby) and Jonathan Gayles (Georgia State University).


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