Now that I’m finally catching up with my blog posts, here’s a look back at a recent comic con. I had a table at the Bronx Heroes Comic Con 7, which the focus was women in comics. It was my second time at BXHCC, the first one going back to 2009.
BXHCC, which is put together by artist Ray Felix, was held this year at the Bronx Library Center. I did really well at this event. I met people who surprisingly asked me for advice on how to put their own comics and artwork together. That I did not expect, nor did I feel I was one to give advice, per say, but I did offer some feedback. The merch on my table was kept to a minimum this time. Due to recent events, I barely had enough time to get work printed.
The comic con was free, plus it was on Free Comic Book Day. Many of the attendees were happy this event happened in their area.
There was workshops and panels. One featured Athena Finger, the granddaughter of the Dark Knight co-creator Bill Finger. She explained how two boys growing up in the Bronx came up with Batman, but only one received recognition. Her mission is to bring awareness about her grandfather, despite DC Comics’ refusal to give him any credit.
Also at the show was Lower East Side artist and activist Fly. I didn’t get a photo of her table, but I brought two of her PEOPS issues, one a gift for a friend. You can read about Fly here.
When the event wrapped up, we met this sweet dog just off of Fordham Road. This canine was helping his human with tips.
Right now with the current real estate climate, the only truly authentic NYC area left seems to The Bronx. Hopefully that borough won’t go through pilferage like other areas. Unfortunately, this seems to be an international occurrence, but that’s a separate blog posting. In short, this was a good show for me, and a nice comic con worth attending.