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Philly: The Capital of Black Indie Komix

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy’s Art In City Hall program presents Philly: The Capital of Black Indie Komix, an exhibition curated by Yumy Odom, comic artist, educator, and founder of East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC). The exhibition celebrates comic book art, featuring the work of Black artists who elevate their art form as a valuable platform for cultural and creative expression. The exhibition is located in five display cases on the fourth floor near City Council Chambers and coincides with ECBACC’s annual comic convention at Temple University’s Student Center. Philly: The Capital of Black Indie Komix is an excerpt of a grander exhibit entitled “The Heruic Age: Ten Thousand Years of Gods, Heroes, Amazons, Wizards & Warriors.” The exhibit is inspired by over 35 years of researching, reading, imagining, and collecting the myths and lore that connect the genre of modern sci-fi, superhero tales and comic books. It features the first independently published African American comic books in Philadelphia and a select few of the subsequent indie creators and indie publishers who have critically impacted the comic book and sci-fi industry.

Date & Time

Weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Jul 01, 2024 through Jul 12, 2024

8:30AM - 4:00PM

Location

City Hall - 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 1400 John F Kennedy Blvd Philadelphia 19107 PA US

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