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Skin + Bones Comic Con

  • The Studio Museum in Harlem 144 W 125th St New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture. Spanning four days, visitors are invited to participate in a range of programs that celebrate Hancock’s vast array of influences, including cartoons, comics, gaming, graphic novels and film. Facilitated by a diverse roster of teaching artists, scholars, writers and educators working within the field of comics, Skin and Bones Comic Con seeks to expose audiences to diverse approaches to visual storytelling, and contextualize comics as a powerful tool of social commentary and cultural critique. The Museum’s theater will be transformed into a listening station and screening room where we will broadcast a curated selection of media inspired by nerd culture, ranging from podcast episodes to feature-length documentaries. There will also be daily exhibition tours throughout the weekend to help contextualize the festival within Hancock’s evolution as an artist, beginning with his early childhood drawings and the comic strip he developed for his college newspaper, and followed by a more in-depth investigation of his evolving use of line, color and humor.

Thursday, June 18, 6–9pm
Bring Your Own Beamer Projection Party & Courtyard Chalk-Up!

Saturday, June 20 – Sunday, June 21, 12–6pm
Skin and Bones Indie Book Fair

Saturday, June 20, 1–3pm
Studio Squared: Beta Gaming Workshop

Saturday, June 20, 3–9pm
Cosplay Day

Sunday, June 21, 12–2pm
Studio Squared: The Art of the Graphic Novel

Sunday, June 21, 2–4pm
Studio Squared: Animation Basics

Sunday, June 21, 4–6pm
In Conversation: Barbara Brandon-Croft, Tara Nakashima Donahue, Regine Sawyer and Juliana “Jewels” Smith