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”
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!
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 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.
Filmmaker Akosua Akoben found a new love in film production, and plans to produce several webseries and multimedia productions. Part of her webseries, The Pride, will screen at our “What Does the Future Look Like?” program on Feb. 23! We recently talked to her about her interest in science fiction and Afrofuturism and her webseries, The Pride. Continue reading “Interview with Filmmaker Akosua Akoben”
The culmination of our co-founder’s Dungeons & Dragons gameplay from this past summer is finally here! Ral Buldhar, Chase Public’s exhibition on collaborative gaming, opens on Jan. 11, and you’ll see artwork of the players’ characters as well as scenes from their D&D escapades. Come to opening night and meet the players and discuss what they contributed to the show. Click here for more details. 6–10 pm, Jan. 11, 2019, Chase Public, 2868 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington (Cincinnati 45225)
Trumpeter Dennis Bradley Reynolds will join the big band for the Cowboy Bebop jazz tribute concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Withrow High School! Continue reading “Cowboy Bebop Concert Personnel: Dennis Reynolds”