A Celebration of AfroFuturism and Black Nerd Culture!

Children, teens, families and adults are invited to attend the Youth Wing's 4th Annual Comic Con: a Celebration of AfroFuturism and Black Nerd Culture!

Join us March 16, 2019, 11:00am to 3:30pm!


Featuring Industry Professional: 
Ray Ferreira; BPL Comic Con

Ray Ferreira


Ray Ferreira is a Brooklyn based artist and educator. She has performed and exhibited work at various institutions, and is Program Director at the Octavia Project.
Constance Gibbs, head shot; BPL -Comic Con

Constance Gibbs

Constance is a writer, editor, podcaster, epic tweeter and TV junkie living in NYC. She currently a writer for TIME for Kids magazine and a writer/editor at Black Girls Create. Before, she was a features writer for the New York Daily News and the TV Editor for Black Girl Nerds. Her other writing has been featured in SheKnows, Polygon, Shondaland, Indiewire, The Mary Sue, Hello Giggles, The Nerds of Color, among others. 
David Ezra Stein, headshot; BPL Spring into Stories

Amber Goodman

Cartoons? Those things are dangerous! They take over your life! Take Amber Goodman for example. Once a normal kid from Brooklyn, her life took a when she was introduced to cartoons. Sure it seemed harmless, but that was just the beginning. She started making her own happy peppy cartoony art, and even went to college for four years to learn how to draw better so that she could make even more. Amber now spends her days drawing for herself and others, making people smile with cute characters and concepts like some sort of joyful cartoonist type. Oh the humanity!
Jamal Igle, headshot; BPL Comic Con

Jamal Igle

A recipient of the 2011 Inkpot Award for outstanding achievement in Comic Art, Jamal is the co-creator of " VENTURE" with Dynamo 5 creator/writer Jay Faerber and the artist of the series BLACK from Black Mask Studios, Jamal is comic industry veteran. Jamal's detailed pencils have graced books as varied as The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglas, the all ages action miniseries "Race Against Time" as well as mainstream hits such as G.I.Joe, Iron Man, Spider- Man and Green Lantern. He's done just about everything from acting on the small screen to voiceovers for commercials, packaging books for Scholastic, storyboards artist on Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles and Max Steel: MX1 for Sony Animation. Jamal is also a popular guest lecturer on the subjects of comics and animation.
Evan Narcesse, head shot; BPL - Comic Con

Evan Narcisse

Evan Narcisse is a journalist and critic who writes about video games, comic books, movies and TV, often focusing on the intersection of blackness and pop culture. He is a senior staff writer at io9, having previously written for The Atlantic, Time Magazine, and Kotaku. He’s taught a course on video game journalism at New York University and appeared as an expert guest on CNN and NPR. He's also the author of the Rise of the Black Panther graphic novel for Marvel Comics. A native New Yorker, he now lives in Austin, Texas.
Raymond Salvador, headshot; BPL Comic Con

Raymond Salvador

Raymond Salvador was born and raised in Brooklyn. His mom taught him how to read using comic books and he was making his own comics by age four. Thousands of years later he’s still making comics. He studied art at Pratt and The High School of Art & Design, works at New York School of the Arts, teaches a Comic Book Art Class for Kids at Anyone Comics in BK, and loves writing in the third person.

 


What is AfroFuturism?

A movement in literature, music, art, etc., featuring futuristic or science fiction themes which incorporate elements of black history and culture.

 

 

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