BCIC F 2021

The BCICF 2021 panels can be found on our  Facebook, YouTube channels as well as
Boston Neighborhood Network [Channel 23]

SESSION 1

Writing for Comics 

11:00-12:00

Every story begins with one idea. We will talk with comics authors and writers about their process to turn an idea into a story and techniques for writing for a visual medium.

Moderator: Arielle Gray

  • Jonathan Todd 

  • Greg Anderson Elyseé 

  • Dee Parson

  • Micheline Hess

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SESSION 2

Crowdfund Your Story 
Sponsored by Kickstarter

1:30-2:30

Crowdfunding is now a major force in the indie comic world. We will talk with creators who have run a number of successful kickstarter campaigns and how it is changing the landscape of the comics industry. 

Moderator: Byron McNeal

  • Greg Burnham 

  • (Iron) Spike Trotman 

  • Dorphise Jean 

  • Newton Lavois 

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SESSION 3

Cartoonaruim

3:00-4:30

 

Join our artist for a live session of drawing. Each artist will take 15-20 minutes to make a quick sketch.

Moderator : RIXY FZ 

Artists: 

  • JAM Sketch

  • LJ Baptiste

  • Calyn Pickens Rich

SESSION 4

Meet the Makers Showcase

5:00-6:30 

We will spend a few minutes talking with these talented creators about their work, their process and what they are working on now.

Moderator: Cagen Luse

  • Barrington Edwards - Studio Vexer

  • Dee Parsons -$pr Dee

  • Gabriel Reid

  • Ben Passmore

  • Jason Alexander - Fogbreaker Studios 

  • Anywhere But Here Komics

  • Branson Belchie II

  • TJ Sterling

  • Tim Fielder
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SESSION 1

Comics Connectivity 

11:00-12:00

A panel discussion with comics scholars and creators to talk about how comics have woven themselves into contemporary society through TV, movies, fashion, and literature. Through more diverse voices in comics can lead to more diverse voices heard in popular culture.

Moderator: Barrington Edwards

  • Joel Gill 

  • John Jennings 

  • Stacey Robinson  

  • Rob Stull

SESSION 2

Moving Comics 

Sponsored by RoxFilm

1:30-2:30 

 

From anime to stop motion animation through technology indie creators are able to produce more animated stories than ever before. We will talk to some amazing creators about the process and techniques they use to create these moving comics. 

Moderator : LJ Baptiste

  • Shaanti Williams

  • Tyrone “Zero Snake” Motley 

  • Mike Davis 

  • Mark Davis 

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SESSION 3

Women Make Comics 

3:00-4:00 

How is the hero archetype changed when the storyteller is a woman? Would Wonder Woman beat Superman in a fight? This panel will discuss and analyze questions like these and explore how female creators and characters build and enrich the comic landscape.

Moderator: Ashley Lewis

  • Regine Sawyer

  • Whit Taylor

  • Barbara Thomas

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SESSION 4

One on One with Keith Knight

4:30-5:30

WBUR's Quincy Walters will sit down with the Gentleman Cartoonist himself , Keith Knight, and talk process, career and what it like to take his story from the page to the screen.

  • Quincy Walters 

  • Keith Knight

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Special Event 

6:00-7:00

Host : Cagen Luse

Animation Program

Shaanti Williams

Zero Snake

MadTwiinz

Poetry by D Ruff
And a performance by

Cliff Notez

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Saturday

Open Air Marketplace*

Roxbury Community College

Parking lot 1 

12noon-5pm

* We will be observing all safety protocol of the City of Boston. Masks will be required and we will  be social distancing throughout the event space. Click here for our COVID saftey plan.