Next Saturday, January 12th from 10am to 4pm, The Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture in Harlem will host their first-ever Black Comic Book Festival. Bleeding Cool describes the event as a dynamic festival for young people that celebrates the rich tradition of black superheroes, featuring a screening of the documentary film White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books. The event will also play host to a pop-up art exhibition titled Black Kirby – a visual homage to the legendary comic book artist Jack Kirby by artists John Jennings (SUNY Buffalo) and Stacey Robinson, along with panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and exhibit tables with premiere black comic book artists from across the country. The event is free, but registration is required.
The Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture is located at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard in New York, 10037. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call (212) 491-2200.
Check out the trailer for White Scripts and Black Supermen, below.