10th Annual Black Comic Book Festival: Virtual
January 13-15, 2022
The 2022 Black Comic Book Festival marks a decade of bringing together animators, Blerds, bloggers, cosplay lovers, fans, families, illustrators, independent publishers, and writers to celebrate Black comic books and graphic novels and provides a platform to get the works directly to readers. This annual event features panel discussions, workshops, cosplay showcases, and highlights the work of creators from across the country.
#SchomCom2022 | SchomCom Art by Micheline Hess
- Lifting as We Climb: A Black Comic Book Festival Story | REWATCH
- Graphic History: Telling Our Histories through Comics and the Archives | REWATCH
- S.T.E.M in Comics - Bridging the Gap of Current and Future Technologies in Art and Comics | REWATCH
- Afrofuturism: The Past, Present, and Beyond | REWATCH
- Black in Anime: Creators Coloring Outside the Lines | REWATCH
- 10 Years Later: The Landscape of Comics Scholarship | REWATCH
- How to Draw Black Superheroes & Comics | REWATCH
- Creating Powerful Women in Comics | REWATCH
- The Comic Book Spectrum: Curating Safe and Brave Spaces | REWATCH
- Comic Books & Big Screens: How Comic Creators Are Making Their Way Through Film and TV | REWATCH
Anniversary Events and Exhibition
The 10th anniversary marks an important milestone in the creation of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s Black Comic Book Festival. Take an in-depth look behind the scenes at the festival's creation through profiles, photographs, memorabilia, and more. Additional anniversary talks highlight the ideas moving through the currents of popular culture, mainstream politics, and the comic book industry.
Drawn from the Schomburg Center’s archival collections, this exhibition illuminates the long history of Black comics and sequential art creators and their motivations to render humor, justice, irony, and futurism in Black aesthetic and liberatory practices from the Golden Age of comic books (1938-1956) to the present.
The Black Feminist Futures Series features programs highlighting the powerful and long-standing relationship between Afrofuturism and Black feminism in genres ranging from literature, film, art, fashion, and community organizing.
Learn more about this year's participants and exhibitors by visiting the Schomburg Black Comic Book Festival website for this information and more.
Enjoy a look at the Black Comic Book Festival with this seven-part blog series.
Visit the Schomburg Shop and see a selection of books, clothing items, mugs, and more created by Black and Brown artists for all ages.
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Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.