The annual Black Comic Book Festival has gotten too popular for a one-day event, so the event next weekend is the first-ever two-day festival. FREE panel discussions, film screenings, exhibit tables with top black comic creators and more now fill both days, Friday/Saturday, January 13/14, 10am to 5pm
The Schomburg Center’s 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival connects comic readers and publishers, creators and their fans of all ages to the rich history of black heroes, and some villains, too.
Panel discussions include Black Heroes Matter, Feminism and Fandom, Comics and Hip-Hop.
It’s presented by festival co-founders Deirdre Hollman (Director of Education & The Junior Scholars Program, Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz), and John Jennings (Black Kirby/UC Riverside).
While admission is free, you are encouraged to register to ensure space.
The Schomburg Center is part o the New York Public Library system, located at 135th St. and Malcolm X Blvd., steps from the 135th St. station of the 2 and 3 subway lines.