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Boston Comics in Color Festival

April 20 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

The Boston Comics in Color Festival [BCICF] is a family-friendly event for all ages focusing on creators of color and stories by and about people of color. This event will take place in person* the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on the campus of Roxbury Community College (RCC) and is the first of its kind in the city of Boston. The event will include event headliner(s); special guest speakers; panel discussions with working artist and writers, workshops, live art demos, as well as an artist alley for comic creators to share and sell their books, materials, artwork.

The Boston Comics in Color Festival is the culmination of a movement co founded by two Boston-based comic creators, Barrington Edwards and Cagen Luse.

‚ÄčIn 2013 they connected with one another over a mutual love of comics while in an art exhibition together. In 2015 they traveled to the Schomburg Library’s Black Comic Book Festival and were both blown away by the sight of hundreds of people of color enjoying and creating comics. It was a paradigm shift to even realize that places like this exist.

On the ride back to home they both felt that Boston needs to have a space like this that not only celebrates stories by creators of color but is a space for Blerds to be themselves and connect with one another.

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Website:
https://www.comicsincolor.org/

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Email
linkblackboston@gmail.com

Venue

Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
1350 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02120 United States
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