Bronx Heroes ®/ Lockett Down Productions
Women in Comics Convention @ Bronx Library Center
310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10458
ALSO: MEN WHO write / Edit/Publish/DRAW- WOMEN IN COMICS: PARIS CULLINS (DC, MARVEL, PAPERCUTZ) , Danny Fingeroth (Marvel), J IM SALICRUP ( Papercutz), J.M DESANTIS ( rosarium publishing ), RAY FELIX (Bronx Heroes), CHRIS DUCKETT ( Bronx Heroes), Ed Traquino (Cee and Bee), Karl Kent(POWERSMITH STUDIOS), Javier Cruz Winnik ( A Reason to Smile) .
12:00pm to 12:20pm
Regine Sawyer introduces Athena Finger for commencement of BXHCC/Lockett Down Productions: Women in Comics Convention
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Athena Finger Arts Activist: Who really created Batman?
Join The Grand daughter of the Dark Knight co-creator, Bill Finger, as she reveals the in depth truth of how two boys from the Bronx created Batman and how one of them took all of the credit.
Athena Finger breaks down the contributions made by her Grand Father, Bill Finger in creating the Batman and how she's spreading awareness about DC Comics refusal to credit him.
1:40pm to 2:40pm
Woman in comics: Close up on artist Alitha E. Martinez's life and career in the comic industry.
Join Robert Sodaro as he interviews artist extraordinaire, Alitha E. Martinez and her long history as a comic artist beginning at Marvel comics on Iron Man, working on Batgirl with DC comics, her re-luanching with the RED Circle line at Archie and more importantly, her self published title, "Yume and Ever" which is taking the world by storm.
2:50pm to 3:50 pm
The Women of Underground Comics
Meet the Women in Comics from the 21st Century. The internet has transformed how Comics, digital publishing, Cosplay and comic blogs, and social media have transformed how we receive and process information. It is most likely the sole reason why geek fandom has re-emerged as a new Pop culture. Join Regine Sawyer, as she interviews some of the most compelling Women in the comics, cosplay comic bloggers and social media socialites and how they spread their creative talents across the world wide web.
4pm to 5pm
Who is the Accidental Boss?
Meet Nancy Silberkliet, Co- CEO of Archie Comics as she discusses her mission of educating young people about rising above bullying and its harmful effects through comics. In addition, discover her journey from school teacher to the Co-CEO of Archie comics.
5pm to 6:30pm
Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peace Maker panel with Julian Voloj and Benjamin Melendez. Focusing on their new graphic novel.
Benjamin Melendez is a real life Bronx Hero. The legendary founder of the Ghetto Brothers initiated the 1971 gang truce that led to the creation of hip hop in the South Bronx. His life is now turned into a graphic novel. In conversation with the author Julian Voloj, Melendez discusses growing up in the South Bronx, the events that led to the gang truce, and how it feels to be now in a graphic novel.
12pm to 1pm
How to draw dynamic figures. Three easy steps to draw the human figure using the "S" line curve. hosted by artist Carl Kent.
1pm to 2pm
How to start self-publishing? A simple guide to starting off your own comic brand The small press industry hosted by Lockett Down Productions.
3pm to 4pm
Dusky Projects resents," The Last Days of Kartika", an online graphic musical that incorporates Funk, Soul, and Hip Hop music to tell the story of the citizens of Kartika during their most troublesome times. A series of ten Webisodes. Meet the cast for a Q and A afterwards.
4pm to 5 pm
How to write Comics?
A quick introduction to organizing your thoughts and planning out your elements
before putting pen to paper in writing your first comic.