Black Comic Book Day (BCBD) is a yearly and national celebration and promotion of African-American comic book writers and artists. It began on February 12, 2011 with the First Annual and was hosted in three major cities, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit. BCBD was created by Father of The Black Age Of Comics, artist/writer Turtel Onli of Onli Studios, as well as Jerry Craft, creator of an award winning comic strip, Mama’s Boys.
This year, on February 12, 2012 BCBD was held in Atlanta, Chicago and New York and was a great success for the Black Age Of Comics Movement. From workshops on the art and business to the many vendors and unique literary products, Black Comic Book Day is great way to expand the market of each artist by educating new and current fans of their works. Expanding the awareness of Black Comic Book artists & writers will undoubtedly expand the reach & cultural importance of the art; opening new doors of opportunity & financial gains.