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Mid City Micro-Con 2020: "Creating the Future, Expanding Our Universe": More to Explore...

Celebrating representation in comics, art, cosplay, & more

Don't stop with the Mid City Micro-Con!

Looking for more ways to discover talented creators & fantastic comics?

Check out these events, websites, & resources!

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Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020

Black Indie Comix Distro

Black Indie Comix Distro

"BIC Distro, a partnership formed by 133art, MVmedia, LLC and Hiro! Unlimited, is proud to offer comic book and graphic novel distribution specializing in content produced by independent POC creators. BIC will utilize state of the art distribution and printing service to provide new opportunities for POC independent creators and retail outlets." (About Us) Their team includes: Milton Davis - Writer/Publisher at MV Media, Chemist; Andre Owens - Writer/Publisher at Hiro! Unlimited, Screenwriter; & Jason Reeves - Illustrator/Publisher at 133art Publishing, Art Director.  

DC FanDome : Saturday, August 22, 2020

DCFanDome.com

"On Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, Warner Bros. will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome—a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required. Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve ever loved finally coming together in one place to celebrate DC’s past, present and future.  Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series..." - June 16, 2020 Blog Post at DCComics.com

 

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge : Artist Advisory Board

Application for the Artist Advisory Board

Deadline: September 4, 2020

"The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge (artsbr.org) is assembling an Artist Advisory Board comprised of artists from the 11-parish region that it serves. This Artist Advisory board will provide creative dialogue, collaborative thought, and critical feedback on the development of the Cary Saurage Community Arts Center, the future home of the Arts Council. The new building will feature the Shell Art Gallery, a Blackbox theatre, audio recording space, artist workspace, and more. This is a unique opportunity for artists in the region to help shape the future of the new building, the first of its kind in the Greater Baton Rouge area. The deadline for Artist Advisory Board applications is September 4th, 2020."

SÕL-CON : September 10-12, 2020

SÕL-CON: The Brown, Black, & Indigenous Comics Expo

"SÕL-CON is intended as both a celebration of current creative minds and as a means to open doors for youth of color to learn how to express their stories through the comic book storytelling arts. Sõl-Con serves as a forum for the Columbus and Ohio State community to learn from today's giants in the comic book industry." - OSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion

September 10, 2020: Graduate Symposium -- Register HERE

The SÕL-CON Graduate Symposium will consist of five sessions featuring graduate students and pro scholars working on comics, popular culture, visual culture, and art. Free and open to the public.

September 11, 2020: Expo Day -- Register HERE

The SÕL-CON Expo Day consists of four creator roundtables featuring comics creators, multimedia artists, & scholars in conversation.

The Schomburg Center's Annual Black Comic Book Festival

The Schomburg Center's Annual Black Comic Book Festival

"The Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of Black comix featuring panel discussions, film screenings, a cosplay show and competition, and exhibit tables with premiere Black comic creators from across the country. The annual extravaganza and free community event connects comic fans, creators, bloggers, nerds, independent publishers, and collectors of all ages." - New York Public Library

Articles to Explore...

Check out some of these articles about comics and representation:

Cartoonists of Color Database

CartoonistsofColor.com

QueerCartoonists.com

DisabledCartoonists.com

"For visibility. For academia. For inspiration. For community building."

"The Cartoonists of Color, Queer Cartoonists, and Disabled Cartoonists databases were created and are maintained by cartoonist MariNaomi as a way to spotlight marginalized comics creators. The databases are used by booksellers, librarians, academics, editors, book publishers, event organizers, readers, and more." - About section of CartoonistsofColor.com

Looking to add your information to one or all of these databases? Each website has a SUBMIT option in the menu. 

Latino Comics Expo

Latino Comics Expo

"The Latino Comics Expo was founded in 2011 by Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez. Our goal was to gather together a group of Latino comics creators and fans for a weekend to celebrate both comics and culture." - Latino Comics Expo

Comic-Con@Home 2020

View MCMC speaker, Henry Barajas, in this Comic-Con@Home panel, Latinx & Native American Storytellers!

"While only a minority of the characters in media are either Latinx or Natives, there are storytellers trying to change that. Prominent voices in comics, childrens literature and academia look back on their history and forward to what the future will hold for the stories told by Indigenous creators and the creators who are children of immigrants. Join moderator Henry Barajas, and creators Darcie Little Badger, Julio Anta, J. Gonzo, Theresa Rojas, Hector Rodriguez, Rhael Mcgregor, Luke Martinez, Frederick Aldama, and Sonya Ballantyne for this important discussion." - Comic-Con International

More ComicCon@Home Virtual Panels: