APRIL 14 - 15, 2023
THE SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE
The 2023 Schomburg Center Black Comic Book Festival marks a decade of bringing together animators, Blerds, bloggers, cosplay lovers, fans, families, illustrators, independent publishers, and writers to celebrate Black comic books and graphic novels and provides a platform to get the works directly to readers. This annual event features panel discussions, workshops, cosplay showcases, and highlights the work of creators from across the country. #SchomCom2023
The 11th annual festival from April 14—15, 2023, will include all virtual events. Due to the changing circumstances with regards to COVID cases, this event will now be fully virtual. Patrons can still register for events and panels online. The exhibition, Boundless: 10 Years of Seeding Black Comic Futures, will be on display at the Schomburg Center. Keep checking our Eventbrite page for updates as we add more events.
The Schomburg Center 's Black Comic Book Festival receives support from the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.
SchomCom Art by Micheline Hess
This year, we’re bringing the SchomCom Cosplay Showcase to you! Over the last ten years, the festival has grown into a regional hub for Black creative expression and a social network for a wide-range of fandom. One of the highlights of the Black Comic Book Festival is the Cosplay Showcase featuring cosplayers of all ages in their afrofuturist, superhero, comic-book, or original costumes. These clips will be featured throughout the live broadcast and schomcom.org.
Photos by APM Emmanuel Mensah Agbeble
New Accessions | Black Comix
Join us for a close-up look at some of our newest acquisitions. Rhonda Evans of the Schomburg Center shares three remarkable independently-published comic books by Black creators: Is'Nana The Were-Spider, by Greg Anderson Elysée; Wash Day, by Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith; and Harriet Tubman: Demon Slayer, by David Crownson. Also: Evans talks to Crownson about his work, and shows him some historical comics from the Schomburg Center. Produced and directed by Charles Cuykendall Carter.