Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comics and related art forms, Skin and Bones Comic-Com is a weekend-long festival of screenings, happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the ongoing contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture. Spanning four days, visitors will be invited to participate in a series of activities inspired by Hancock’s unique translation of his wide range of influences including, comics, graphic novels, cartoons, music and film.
Studio Salon: Small and Independent Press Book Fair
From Thursday to Sunday, Studio Museum of Harlem will be transformed into a small and independent press book fair, featuring stands by emerging and established zine makers, writers and publishers. Come talk publishing and grab some limited edition copies of your favorite zines.
In Conversation: With Juliana "Jewels" Smith, Regine Sawyer, Barbara Brandon Croft and Tara Nakashima Donahue
Sunday, June 21, 4-6pm
Bringing together four innovators in the field of comic books and graphic novels, this panel seeks to include narratives that are often absent from larger discourses in the genre and explore comic books as sites of activism, ownership and agency. While the voices of women and people of color are considered underrepresented in mainstream comic culture, this panel will expand upon the power of comics to rewrite women and people of color as heroes. Through unpacking the dominant discourse and highlighting their own methods of combating marginalization, this panel will invite the audience to expand their own understandings of comic culture today. CLICK HERE!