Diversity in Comics: Defining Afrofuturism, Afro-Blackness and The Black Fantastic

Edit Post TextThe 4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival at the Schomburg Center of Black Research in Harlem had an overwhelming amount of attendees and comic books enthusiasts come out to support black comic book publishers, writers and illustrators. 

 

Roughly 5,700 attendees were present this yeas as opposed to last year when about 2,500 attendees came out. In one year, the Black Comic Book Festival doubled its patron traffic and there were a lot of vendors that sold a lot of goods before the festival was even over. Why is the black “geek” and “nerd” culture becoming so popular now? Not that is has ever been unpopular but it seems it’s becoming more mainstream and almost expected amongst certain black creative types.

 

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