track: Comic Book

Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining

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.

Black Representation

Why it’s so important to support black indie comics. And we’ll have a list of great black creators to support

Queer Comics Creators Panel

A discussion with comic book writers about creating as an LGBTQ+ artist and developing characters that speak to our audience.

Launching Successful Comics & Kickstarters

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.

COMICS FOR THE REST OF US

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 …

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Create Your Character

Join Dill in creating your own original character, from initial design to backstory and personality.

Why Afrofuturism Matters

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.