Khem Comic Fest returns to Central High School in April
Published February 26, 2017 | Brick City Live
The team behind the comic book P.B. Solidier is back with its fourth annual Khem Comic Fest on April 14th at Central High School. Khem Fest is part festival, part convention, part networking event and part celebration. Meant for professionals and enthusiasts alike, it highlights comics and graphic novels, as well as other literary genres including speculative fiction, video games, collectable toys and models, films and animation that focus on artists and characters of color. In the past, the festival has included comic book education workshops, a vendor marketplace, a comic book library, panel discussions and screenings with industry professionals. PBS Media—which stands for “Phocused Black Star Media”—is a Newark-based graphic media company that works with community partners to use comic books, films and popular culture to develop youth literacy and expression through S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Math) via creative projects. Cofounder Naseed Gifted, a Newark native and graduate of NJIT, runs Central High School’s Pre-engineering academy, which proceeds from the Khem Comic Book Fest support. Tickets for Khem Comic Fest range from $8 to $25 and are available online.
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