This month, Midwest BSFA co-founder Aiesha Little was interviewed for Ghettoblaster Magazine‘s website! Check it out here!
Illustrator/musician Derrick Dankwa is coming to Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! Danwka received his BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2015 and is currently working on his own comic series, Antonym, which follows the story of two rival samurai, who also happen to be siblings. Alongside his illustrative work, he recently released a rap/hip-hop CD called HEAT. Read More
Local comics creator Charles Washington set to attend Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! We talked to him about his comics journey and what he hopes to achieve with his work. Read More
Jamilah McDowell, a biology major at the University of Cincinnati’s Blue Ash campus, returns to Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! She will display some of her paintings and sell postcard versions of them at the event. McDowell is responsible for many of our event flyers and our super dope mascot, Frobot!
Brian Williams, CEO/headwriter/partner at Ravenhammer Comics, brings his superhero comics to Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! We talked to Williams about his company and his comics inspirations and aspirations. Read More
Zakiyya Ashe joins the list of participants for the 2nd annual Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! A senior at Berea College majoring in biology, Ashe will bring her anime-influenced art to the event. Read More
Cosplayer Camaree Settles is attending the 2nd annual Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! We talked to Settles about her love of costuming and what being a black cosplayer means to her. Read More
Midwest BSFA is participating in a panel on cyberfunk at Pandoracon this fall! What is cyberfunk? Like the genre from which it gains inspiration, cyberpunk, cyberfunk is a genre of speculative fiction centered on the transformative effects of advanced science, information technology, computers and networks (“cyber”) coupled with a breakdown or radical change in the social order. Unlike cyberpunk, however, cyberfunk is expressed through an African/Black lens (“funk”). The “Cyberfunk: Cyberpunk from an African-American Perspective” panel will feature Milton Davis, the editor of the cyberfunk anthology The City, via Skype. Pandoracon, Nov. 11-13, Blue Ash, OH, http://thepandorasociety.com/pandoracon/
Illustrator Chad Taylor is attending the Midwest BSFA’s Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25! Born and raised in Cincinnati, Chad attended Cincinnati State for graphic design. He debuted his comic series The 5ive footers in 2009 and this year, he recently released his newest series Sword of Tora. Read More