Schomburg holds fourth annual Black Comic Book Fest

1/21/2016, 12:34 p.m.
The Schomburg Center held the fourth annual Black Comic Book Festival last Saturday.
The Fourth Annual Black Comic Book Festival Vladimir Estimable photos

The Schomburg Center held the fourth annual Black Comic Book Festival last Saturday, celebrating the rich tradition of Black comics in a full day event that featured panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops, exhibit tables with premiere Black comic artists from across the country and the Afrofutrism art and design exhibition “Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination,” curated by John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson.

The Schomburg Center's Black Comic Book Festival was presented by Deirdre Hollman (Schomburg Education & Junior Scholars Program) in collaboration with Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz) and John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo/Black Kirby).

The following artisits exhibited in the Schomburg lobby and main exhibition hall (in alphabetical order): Shawn Alleyne (Pyroglyphics Studio/DeviantArt); Eric Battle (freelance illustrator); Andre Batts (Urban Style Comics); Karl Bollers (“Watson and Holmes” series); Michae Brantley (Meantees.com); Kamilah Briscoe (Griff's Comics); Antuan Broussard (Battlemasterz); Akinseye Brown (Sokoya Productions); William Campbell (Rosarium Publishing); Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz); Maia Crown Williams (Amonyet Ent.); Paris Cullins (Blue Devil/ Hyperkind); Andre LeRoy Davis (artist) (sharing a table with Maya Grant Richardson); Ray Felix (Bronx Heroes); Tim Fielder (Dieselfunk Studios/Tim Fielder-Simmons and Co.); Corey Fields (Nukleus Comics); professor Will Foster (comic book collector and researcher); Robert Garrett (Xmoor Studios); Darrell Goza (Creative Script Graphics); Maya Grant-Richardson (Sheeba Maya artist); Norwood S. Harris (illustrator); Rahsaan Harris (author of “Me and My Big Brother”); John Jennings (Black Kirby/Black Comix); Mshindo Kuumba (Deviant Art); Stephane Metayer (“Tephlon Funk”); Keith Miller (RatRonin Studios); Jamar Nicholas (cartoonist); Tony Puryear (Concrete Park); Regine Sawyer (Lockett Down Productions); Guy Sims (Brotherman Studios); Juliana Smith (“(H)afrocentric: The Comic”); Whitney Taylor (freelance cartoonist); Jerome Walford (Forward Comix); David Walker (“Shaft,” “Cyborg,” “Powerman” and “Ironfist”); Maurice Waters (co-founder of BlackSci-Fi.com); and Eric Wilkerson (illustrator).