A new favorite holiday may be around the corner for some of our readers.
With the nationwide month-long acknowledgment of Black history mere weeks away, the Komplicated crew is extremely pleased to announce a smaller-yet-no-less-important celebration occurring in the month of February: Black Comic Book Day:
Three cities—Atlanta, Chicago, and New York—have Black Comic Book Day events scheduled, each spotlighting characters, fans, and—most importantly—creators of African descent. Most of the scheduled events take place in Atlanta, beginning with a February 4th panel discussion on the Black Age of comics. Atlanta's events conclude with an Onyxcon-sponsored convention on Saturday the 11th at the South Fulton Arts Center featuring appearances by, among others, creator Jay Potts (whose World Of Hurt comic appears twice weekly right here at Komplicated!). Signings and celebrations are also scheduled at Chicago’s DuSable Museum Hot Trading Post Gift Shop (also on the 11th) and Harlem’s Hue-Man Bookstore & Café on the 18th.
At a time in which Black creators occupy tenuous positions in mainstream comics, we at Komplicated encourage our readers to treat Black Comic Book Day the same way we treat Black History Month–by celebrating it every single day–and hope as many people as possible are able to attend next month’s special events. More information on BCBD can be found on the Black Comic Book Day official website.
[Source: Black Comic Book Day.com]