EVENT: Schomburg's Third Annual Comic Book Festival || January 17, 2015 :: 10 AM - 7 PM

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents:

The 3rd Annual Black Comic Book Festival

Celebrating the rich tradition of black comix in an all-day celebration featuring special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premier black comic artists from across the country, including, but not limited to: 

Chuck Collins | Jerry Craft | Jennifer Crute | Zetta Elliott | Tim Fielder | Robert Garrett | John Jennings | Mshindo Kuumba | Alithia Martinez | Regine Sawyer | Alex Simmons | Grey Williamson | and more...

Admission is free for the public.

Festival: Saturday, January 17th 2015, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 

515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10037

www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg

Below, BRIC Arts Media (BK Live) interviews Grey Williamson about the Schomburg show:

BK Live 1/13/15: Black Comic Fest from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Doors open to the public (Free Admission)

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM || Screening: “Brave New Souls: Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century" A film by Brandon Easton (Running time 1:02) (Langston Hughes Auditorium)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM || PANEL #1 || PUBLISHER'S PANEL [Video embedded below]:

  • Moderated by John Jennings: Artist / Educator / Publisher (Kid Code) 
  • Zetta Elliott: Author / Educator / Publisher (The Deep)
  • Alex Simmons: Author / Educator / Publisher (Blackjack)
  • Tim Fielder: Animator / Educator / Publisher (Matty's Rocket)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM || Youth Workshop: “Creating Your Own Comic Books” with Alex Simmons (American Negro Theater)

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM || Tribute #1 || Tribute to Morrie Turner and Brumsic Brandon

Moderated by Tara Nakashima Donahue

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM || Tribute #2 || Honoring Mshindo Kuumba

Moderated by Jerry Craft

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM || PANEL #2 || CONTROLLING OUR IMAGES [Video embedded below]:

  • Moderated by Regine Sawyer: Author / Publisher (Lockett Down Productions)
  • Mshindo Kuumba: Art Director / 2D Lead Artist / Visual Artist
  • Grey Williamson: Artist / Author (Carbon-Fibre Media)
  • Robert Garrett: Writer / Publisher (Xmoor Studios)
  • Alithia Martinez: Artist / Author

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM || PANEL #3 || COMICS and BEYOND [Video embedded below]:

  • Moderated by Jerry Craft: Author/Artist/Publisher (Mama's Boyz)
  • Aren Craft: Author (The Offenders-Middle Grade Novel)
  • Jennifer Crute: Artist / Designer / Fine Artist (Jennifer's Journal)
  • Jamar Nicholas: Artist / Educator (Leon: Protector of the Playground)
  • Chuck Collins: Artist / Animator / Voice Actor (Bounce)

Videos of three panels provided by the Schomburg:

CONTROLLING OUR IMAGES PANEL:

COMICS AND BEYOND PANEL:

PUBLISHER'S PANEL: