Our Black Fae Day meeting is May 13! We’re meeting at Mt. Airy Arboretum from 1 to 3 p.m. The theme is ROYALS so get regal and come out and have your picture taken! Click here to RSVP on Facebook. (ALTERNATE LOCATION IN CASE OF RAIN: If it’s raining, we’ll be at Everybody’s Tree House on the other side of the park.)
Black Authors at Books By The Banks
Some of our favorites local authors and supporters will be on panels at the Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Regional Book Festival this Saturday afternoon! Check out Roger Collins, Jay Kalagayan, Jeremy Spencer, and Cassandra Wilson on the the festival’s fantasy/science fiction and writing and publishing panels!
Black Art at BLINK 2022
BLINK started tonight and here’s some of the Black art we saw during the event!
MAX SANSING, STILL SHINES THROUGH
“In speaking with locals about the area, I put together a vision that would feature the youth of the community looking towards the future of it throughout the growth and change along with pixel mapping from Chaske Haverkos for a multisensorial experience. The figures are in meditation with their thoughts while looking up to the sky symbolizing the future and limitless possibilities.”
1818 Race Street, in the Market Square alleywayContinue reading “Black Art at BLINK 2022”
Cincy Sanaa Festival Recap
We had a great time at the Cincy Sanaa Festival this weekend! We spent the afternoon telling people about what we do and showcasing comic books by Black independent comic creators. Thanks to Ricky Pleasant of Breakaway Comics and Aziza the Graphic Novelist for joining us!Continue reading “Cincy Sanaa Festival Recap”
Cincy Sanaa Festival Appearance: Ricky Pleasant
Ricky Pleasant of Breakaway Comics will be at our “Queen City Black Comix Day” table at the Cincy Sanaa Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, 6/25, at the Lincoln Recreation Center! Click here for more information on the festival.
Cincy Sanaa Festival Appearance: Aziza The Graphic Novelist
Aziza The Graphic Novelist will be at our “Queen City Black Comix Day” table at Cincy Sanaa Festival from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25! Click here for more information on the festival.
Co-Founder Creates Playlist for Comic Book Character
Our co-founder, Aiesha, created a playlist for the MeSseD Comics character she modeled for a few years back! In the comic book, Fat Mucket manages the Metropolitan Sewer District and is an all-around badass. Check it out!
Watch the Queen City Black Comix Day Virtual Panel on YouTube!
We had a great convo over for Queen City Black Comix Day, part 2, last weekend! Thanks to Victor, Ricky, and Juice for hanging out with us! If you missed the panel, you can watch on YouTube: https://t.co/U9QI7iUBsm
Aziza the Graphic Novelist Participates in Queen City Black Comix Day Comics Creators Panel
Aziza the Graphic Novelist joins the Queen City Black Comix Day comics creators panel on Saturday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m. EST on Facebook Live! She’ll discuss some upcoming projects as well as her first comic, The Kaaiman’s Cry, which we interviewed her about last summer.
Midwest BSFA: How did you get into comics writing?
Aziza: In general, I feel like visual media tends to be more engaging. Originally, I started researching how to create my own video game. However, the more I studied the more I realized that the barriers to entry were way too high and would’ve involved me learning skills that I don’t think I would’ve enjoyed learning. On the other hand, I’ve always loved writing. And once I started studying on how comics were made, I realized that most of the skills that are required to self publish a comic are skills that I enjoy, want to improve, or do well. So I decided on comics as the medium to tell my stories.