Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kings of New York

Well, ambassadors to New York, anyway. John and I will be in the NYC this weekend starting TONIGHT with an all out BLACK COMIX NYC WEEKEND (which may or may not involve a soft-shoe from Christopher Walken, or Wesley Snipes calling "Larry" Fishburne a chicken eating motherfucker. Man that was a strange movie.)
Anyway, here is the official schedule. Unfortunately I (Damian, he who blogs) will not be able to make the Meet N' Greet tonight because I'll be on the plane from Champaign. And I hope it doesn't rain, for that would be a pain, mayne.

If you can't get to any of the events, I pity you. WAIT! No I don't! You can still catch us on TV on Saturday, July 17, live from the Harlem Book Fair on C-SPAN 2. We'll be on the literacy panel at 6:45, along with other awesome black comics creators and authors. While you're at it, you should probably tune in for the Diversity in Children's & Young Adult Publishing panel and catch Mama's Boyz creator, master cartoonist, and Black Comix contributor Jerry Craft.

Below, the official word on our public appearances:

From a meet & greet and panel discussion to an all out party, Black Comix is celebrating rising artists, writers and publishers in the African American comics community.

Black Comix NYC Weekend takes place July 14-17 in advance of the upcoming book release Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture.

By Damian Duffy & John Jennings, Black Comix brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard of, and undeniably masterful, comics art while also framing the work of these men and women in a broader historical and cultural context.

With a foreword by Keith Knight and over 50 contributors, including Phonzie Davis, Jan-Michael Franklin, Frances Liddell, Kenjji Marshall, Lance Tooks, Rob Stull, Ashley A. Woods and more, the cross section of comics genres represented includes manga, superheroes, humor, history, science fiction and fantasy.


July 14, 6 – 9 p.m.
Meet & Greet
House of Art
373 Lewis Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

July 15, 6 – 11 p.m.
Official Pre-Release Party
94 West Houston Street
New York, NY

July 17
Panel Discussion: From Digital Divide to Digital Inequality: Bridging the Market-driven Literacy Gap
(Live Broadcast C-Span2)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10030

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