Thursday, February 24, 2011
Black Comic Book Day
Jerry Craft, the creator of Mamas Boyz, explains the positive role comic books have on young people, “The only reason I, and most of my friends, read regularly was because of comic books, I still remember the excitement of running to the corner store and seeing the new issue of Spider-Man waiting for me. Reading comics helped build our vocabularies. Playing games pretending to be the Silver Surfer or the Incredible Hulk stimulated our imaginations,” Who knew there are so many writers and artists creating super heroes and characters for African American youth. Check out his website for more information http://www.mamasboyz.com/blackcomicday/.
Here are a few special events:
Reggie Hudlin, writer for Marvel Comics will be appearing today at the Golden Apple Comic February 23 from 6-9 pm. in Los Angeles to promote his Black Panther series, now on DVD
Kids Comic Con will be celebrated in New York city on April 16 so make a note and check out http://kidscomiccon.com/ for details.