Hip-Hop and comics exist in constant communication: namehecking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, and sharing many common inspirations and influences. In this program, creators and innovators will join historian and journalist Patrick A. Reed to discuss the ties between these two vital creative cultures.
track: Comic Book
Why it’s so important to support black indie comics. And we’ll have a list of great black creators to support
Many people outside of Africa see the continent almost as if it were a country. As much as we try to educate people on how different we all are across the continent, we also take advantage of the situation. We find that collaboration in an industry that is still in its infancy yields greater results …
A discussion with comic book writers about creating as an LGBTQ+ artist and developing characters that speak to our audience.
This session will delve deeper into the world of indie comics and how some of the industries top creators build robust universes, deliver high quality content and reach the masses with kickstarter.
This year, FairSquare Comics grew from a “hobby” for its founder to full fledged publisher. Why? Because the world has changed forever and we couldn’t stay silent anymore. FairSquare Comics became a different kind of publisher, putting out “comics for the rest of us”: projects from immigrants, minorities, LGBTQ+ and more. And the first project …
Join Dill in creating your own original character, from initial design to backstory and personality.
A Discussion of why Afrofuturism Matters in Black Speculative Fiction. Following the success of Black Panther, why this genre is so important currently, the benefits of it being produced by black indie publishers and why it is necessary in manga, comics, and beyond.
Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that serves to highlight the work and merit of marginalized people working in the comic book industry; especially that of Women and Non-binary Folks of Color. They have an on going professional panel series, The Comic Book Spectrum, that focuses on the constant evolution of the comic …
A data driven Panel series giving insight into the growing comic scene in Africa looking into narratives in different regions from Africa’s best comic creators and professionals by VORTEX CORP.