JANUARY 19-21
San Francisco Public Library and City View at Metreon

free and open to the public

BCAF2019 SOUVENIR BOOK

Welcome to BCAF2019!

The Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates the creativity of people of color in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. Our three-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.

A partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, BCAF is a festival of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation and is part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in San Francisco. In 2015 USA Today's editors and readers selected BCAF as one of the ten best art festivals in the U.S. So, join us at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens, and experience the Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival!

BCAF2019 Schedule
(Subject to change. For regular updates, subscribe below or grab our Update feed.)

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January 19

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BCAF2019 YOUTH DAY

SF Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco


January 20

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BCAF2019

SF Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco


January 21

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BCAF EXPO

City View at Metreon
135 Fourth St., 4th fl.
San Francisco

Special Invited Guests
(Partial list. Hover or tap each image for a list of works. For regular updates, subscribe below or grab our Update feed.)

Writer|Letterer
Black Comix: Remix (Magnetic Press)
Kindred: A Graphic Novel (Abrams)
I am Alfonso Jones (Lee and Low Books)
- Black Comix (Rosarium)
- Kid Code (Rosarium)
- APB: Artists Against Police Brutality (Rosarium)
- Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics (Krannert Art Museum)
- The Hole: Consumer Culture, Volume 1 (Front Forty Press)

Damian Duffy

Scholar|Author
- Host of the Black & Brown Comix Podcast (BCAF & WYPR)
- Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (Director)
- Dr. Story

Stanford Carpenter

Writer|Artist|Illustrator|Film Director
- Bttm Fdrs Fantagraphics
- Upgrade Soul Lion Forge
- Golden Chain

Ezra Claytan Daniels

Curator
CURATOR
- Cartoon Art Museum
WRITER
- The Looney Tunes Treasury (Warner Bros)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History (Insight Comics)
- The Marvel Comics Holiday Special(Marvel)
- The Art of Harley Quinn (Insight Comics)
- The Complete Peanuts Family Album(Weldon Owen)

Andrew Farago

Author|Media Scholar
- The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art (Rutgers) (2016 Eisner Award Winner)
- A Powerful Thang: Agency and Identity in African American Women's Films
- A Critical Filmography of Korean Films (Caboose Press)
- Cultural Identity and Cinema in South Korea (SUNY Press)
- Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth (Wayne State University Press)
- Sugar Spice and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood (Wayne State University Press)

Frances Gateward

Writer|Editor
- Hayward's Reach
- Broken Glass
- The Good Men Project
- Krypton Radio: SciFi for your WiFi

Thaddeus Howze

Writer|Author
- Box of Bones (Rosarium)
- The Liminal People (Small Beer Press)
- The Liminal War (Small Beer Press)
- The Entropy of Bones (Small Beer Press)

Ayize Jama-Everett

Writer|Artist
- Box of Bones (Rosarium)
- Black Comix: Remix (Magnetic Press)
- Kindred: A Graphic Novel (Abrams)
- I am Alfonso Jones (Lee and Low Books)
- Black Comix (Mark Batty Publishers)
- The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art (Rutgers)(2016 Eisner Award Winner)
- Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Abrams)
- Blue Hand Mojo (Rosarium)
- Kid Code (Rosarium)
- Black Kirby: In Search of the Motherboxx Connection (Cedar Grove)
- Pitch Black Rainbow (Rosarium)
- APB: Artists Against Police Brutality (Rosarium)
- Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics (Krannert Art Museum)
- African American Classics - Graphic Classics, Vol. 22 (Eureka Productions)
- The Hole: Consumer Culture, Volume 1 (Front Forty Press)

John Jennings

Writer|Artist
- Fierce (Dark Horse)
- Bayou (DC)
- G.I. Joe: Frontline (Image)
- African American Classics - Graphic Classics, Vol. 22 (Eureka Productions)
- Midnight Mover (Oni Press)
- Shadow Rock (Dark Horse)
- Chocolate Thunder (Gettosake)

Jeremy Love

Artist
- Fierce (Dark Horse)
- Number 13 (Dark Horse)
- Dark Horse Presents (Dark Horse)
- Alpha Girl (Dark Horse)
- Never Ending (Dark Horse)
- Amelia Cole and the Unknown World (monkeybrain Comics)
- Shadow Rock (Dark Horse)
- Chocolate Thunder (Gettosake)

Robert Love

Writer|Artist
- 1001 Black Men: An Online Sketch Book (8-Rock.com)
- Before Harlem: An Anthology of African American Literature from the Long Nineteenth Century (Univ. Tennessee Press)
- Inventing Black Women: African American Poets and Self-Representation 1877-2000 (Univ. Tennessee Press)

Ajuan Mance

Writer
- Star Wars - Last Shot Del Rey
- Bone Street Rumba series (Ace)
- Dactyle Hill Squad Arthur A. Levine Books
- Shadowshaper Cypher Book series Scholastic
- The Shadowshaper Cypher Novella series (Scholastic)

Daniel José Older

Writer
- Trail of Lightning (Hugo Award Winner)
(Nebula Award Winner)
(2018 Library Journal Best Books)

Rebecca Roanhorse

Artist
Black Comix: Remix (Magnetic Press)
I am Alfonso Jones (Lee and Low Books)
- Kid Code (Rosarium)
- APB: Artists Against Police Brutality (Rosarium)
- Black Kirby: In Search of the Motherboxx Connection (Cedar Grove)

Stacey Robinson

Writer|Director
- Head of Animation (PECAN)
- Cyborg II (DC)
TV|FILM
- Class Act
- Urban Reggie
- Creeporia
- The Adventures of Chuck & Friends
- Pink Panther & Pals
- The Little Soul and the Sun
- Betsy's Kindergarten Adventures
- Kong: The Animated Series
- Static Shock
- Kong: The Animated Series
- Static Shock
- Jay Jay the Jet Plane
- Clifford the Big Red Dog
- The Incredible Hulk
- Extreme Ghostbusters
- Spider-Man
- The Puzzle Place
- Kid 'n' Play
- DuckTales
- Fraggle Rock
- Bionic Six
- Moon Dreamers
- Kissyfur
- The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
- The Jetsons
- Snorks
- The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries
- The Smurfs
- SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show
- Pink Panther and Sons
- The Biskitts
- The New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show
- Walter, Woody and the World of Animation
- Woody Woodpecker and His Friends
- Shirt Tales

John Semper, Jr.

Writer|Co-Producer
- (H)afrocentric

Juliana "Jewels" Smith

Writer|Media Commentator
- Diary of an Afrogeek

Shawn Taylor

Writer
- Horizon (Image)
- The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury (Archaia)
- Voltron (Dynamite Comics)
- X-Force Shatterstar (Marvel)
- Tales of the Thing (Marvel)
- The Amazing Spiderman (Marvel)
- Spiderman Unlimited (Marvel)
- Civil War II: Choosing Sides (Marvel)
- Marvel Age Fantastic Four Tales (Marvel)
- Robin (DC)
- Youngblood Genesis (Arcade)
- Nitrogen (Arcade)
- Image+ (Image)

Brandon Thomas

Writer|Author
- Super Justice Force: The Adventures of Darius Logan (Drapetomedia, LLC)
- Shaft (Dynamite Comics)
- Cyborg (DC)
- Powerman & Iron Fist (Marvel)
- Nighthawk (Marvel)
- Fury: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1 (Marvel)
- Number 13 (Dark Horse)

David Walker

Event Information

BCAF activities are free and open to the public, unless specifically noted. Admission to events are on a first-come first-served basis.

Yes. If you are attending the BCAF expo on Monday, feel free to dress in tasteful cosplay. Because BCAF2019 is a part of the annual MLK celebrations in San Francisco, On Monday, January 21, thousands of celebrants will be gathering for the many other activities at Yerba Buena.

Both venues are readily accessible by public transit and are easily located, if one uses paid, private transport services.
For those catching BART the San Francisco Public library is located one block north of the Civic Center station. Yerba Buena Gardens is located directly one block south of the Powell Street station.
Local public transit, SF MUNI, has many transit options from throughout San Francisco to BCAF. Check with these services to locate your best transit options.

As a practical matter, San Francisco weather is generally mild year-round. Two years ago, we experienced some heavy rains leading up to the event as part of the El Nino winter weather pattern. However, for the five years prior to last year's event, we had unseasonably warm weather. We expect the temperature to be mild (upper 50s - mid 60s). Continue to check your weather reports as the date approaches.
There are numerous hotels, from luxury to economy, in direct proximity to Yerba Buena Gardens. NorcalMLK generally partners with certain hotels to get discounted rates for our guests. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest information on these hotels.
Guests are also encouraged to take advantage of other special offers they may have.

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As the event approaches, we expect a greater number of questions coming in. So, if you do not hear back within that time-period, please bear with us.

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