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Exhibitors Showcase

Welcome to the SchomCom Exhibitors Showcase! The Schomburg Center is pleased to continue the annual tradition of featuring the work of some of our most celebrated creatives on the comic book scene. Explore the works of these authors, illustrators, and publishers. 

The Schomburg Shop

Check out a curated selection of items from the Shop at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Find publications from some of the speakers featured during the Black Comic Book Festival.  Visit our online store for more.


My name is Mike Haynes-Pitts and I am the author of the Afrofuturistic cyberpunk LGBTQ+ book trilogy, The Surge Series.The trilogy follows a variety of Black LGBTQ Femmes on various journeys in Africa.I have enjoyed creating the characters that I want to see in the media. When I’m not writing or editing, I host Black LGBTQ+ events, produce videos, chat on my BrainyBlerd podcast, workout, play video games and travel.


Otaku Noir Collection is a quarterly mystery box that celebrates Black nerd culture. The boxes are packed with apparel, books, art, collectibles and much more! Each box is a mini comic con experience and all items are produced by creators of color.