Black Comic Book Artists Gather in Philadelphia for ECBACC 2009

by Jeff

KYW Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia has issued this handy announcement regarding The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention 2009.

African-American graphic artists from around the country are meeting in Philadelphia this weekend for an annual convention.

The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention gathers African-American comic book artists every year to share their work and techniques and the latest in the genre.

Yumy Odom is a Philadelphia-based graphic artist and founder of the convention:

“This annual reunion of us really is a chance for the public to get to know who is writing these comic books. We have people writing for DC, for Marvel, and a whole lot of independent comic creators.”

Meki Ra, a graphic artist from Germantown who will be teaching workshops to young people this weekend, has this advice:

“Having a vision of where you see yourself in the big scheme of things.”

The convention is being held Friday and Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 18th and Market Streets.

For more information, go to http://ecbacc.com/wordpress.

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