Midwest BSFA is hosting/co-hosting a series of workshops in preparation for a February art showcase on Afrofuturism. We’re pegging the showcase for Black History Month because as a society, we always talk about the past experiences of African-Americans during that month, but with this event, we’d like to focus on their futures. What Does the Future Look Like? will give kids, teens and young adults the chance to show us their interpretations of what the future looks like for black people. Read More
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
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
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
Join the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance for the 2nd annual Queen City Black Comix Day on June 25 at the Corryville branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County! African-American comics creators and illustrators will participate in this free half-day event for Cincinnati youth (adults welcome!). Each participating artist will decide what they want to focus on – drawing their interpretations of well-known characters, drawing their own characters, selling their comics ( D. all of the above!) – and will available to answer questions about their work. Come out and join us! Saturday, June 25, noon to 4 p.m., 2802 Vine St., Corryville (Cincinnati, OH 45219).
The Comic Con at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was a major good time for the members of the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance. We stumped those who tried our “Name That Actor/Actress!” quiz on black Star Trek characters, we handed out fliers about next month’s Queen City Black Comix Day and we generally geeked out with other attendees. Make sure you check out the event when it comes back in May 2017!