13th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

Posted by East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention on May 5, 2014

The 13th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention to be held on Saturday, May 17th at the Enterprise Center / 4548 Market St.
Celebrates the Black Experience in Comic Books
Celebrates Black Women in the Industry

Awards George Herriman of “Krazy Kat & Ignatz” Fame with Pioneer Award

*** Respected Comic Book Scholar, Collector and Editor of the Forthcoming Black Superhero Encyclopedia William H. Foster III; Trailblazer with Her Own Nationally-syndicated Cartoon Column Barbara Brandon-Croft; Cutting Edge Sci-fi Comics and Illustrated Novels Publisher Regine Sawyer; Filmmaker, Actress / Playwright, WGA member and Now Director Kia Barbee; & Award-winning National Cartoonist and Creator of Mama’s Boyz Jerry Craft to Appear!

“The City of Firsts” and most recently named #1 in Culture & the Arts. Philadelphia has long been recognized as a place that has provided fertile ground for a number of artistic efforts, including music, dance, mural-making, storytelling and comic book creation. ECBACC, the first “Black Comic Book Convention” and a replicable model for community-based comic book conventions, has successfully cultivated multifaceted images of Black superhero characters and has effectively served as a nexus, conduit and catalyst for Black comic book creators, their colleagues and fans since 2002. For the past 13 years, ECBACC, Inc. has paid tribute to this important legacy, promoted the work of veteran as well as up-and-coming artists, and served as a wellspring of collaborative efforts among comic book creators. “The place to meet and network with Black comic book publishers, artists, writers, and their fans is at ECBACC,” says ECBACC, Inc. Vice-President and Event Coordinator Akinşeye Brown. “If you are interested in Black heroes, indie publishers and the comic book industry, then ECBACC is the place to be.”

ECBACC, Inc. highlights the Black experience through comic books and sci-fi storytelling by bringing together comic book creators, artists, writers of African descent, their colleagues and their fans from across the country to network, create, dissect, examine and explore the images and depictions of Blacks in comic books and cartoons. Join us at the 13th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics!

For the full list of panelists and participating artists, visit http://www.ecbacc.com


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