Event: Black Comix Day

This Saturday, the St. Bernard branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is honoring a historically underrepresented group in comic book culture: black writers, illustrators and readers.

Aug 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm
click to enlarge Napoleon Maddox and Aiesha Little of the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance
Napoleon Maddox and Aiesha Little of the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance

Comic book fans are a colorful lot, quite like the books themselves.

This Saturday, the St. Bernard branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is honoring a historically underrepresented group in comic book culture: black writers, illustrators and readers. It’s part of an event called Queen City Black Comix Day, which was organized by Aiesha Little of the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance (MBSFA). 

“We’re focusing on indie creators and illustrators because there’s a vibrant world outside of ‘the Big Two’ of DC and Marvel,” Little says. “Indie comics offer a larger variety of narratives, genres and viewpoints, and I think kids and adults alike need to see that.”


Black Comix Day

 takes place Saturday at the St. Bernard branch of the public library. More info: midwestbsfa.wordpress.com.