New York Comic Con has done it again and the Museum Of UnCut Funk was there to witness all the fun filled action of COSPLAY, a Women of Color in Comics panel discussion and the latest contributions from comic book artists, writers and the world of video gaming.
New York Comic Con always lands in the city with a big bang and this year was no exception. This is no longer your brothers comic con. The Museum Of UnCut Funk enjoyed seeing all of the designers who created some of the most unique Cosplay costumes. I especially enjoyed seeing greater African American participation with characters from comics, video games, anime and the movies walking around NYCC taking pictures with fans.
One of the highlights this year was a panel discussion on “Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender and The Comic Book Medium”. Regine Sawyer, moderator of the panel discussion, led the conversation with some of the best female artists and writers about role of women, stereotypes and the lack of diversity in comics. I hope NYCC will continue to host panels that reflect the contributions of people of color, especially women of color, in the comic book industry.
In attendance was Ray Felix , founder of Bronx Heroes Comic Con, with Kia Barbee, Alitha E. Martinez, Jamila Rowser, Vanessa Verduga, Robynne Libelulle Wardlaw, Regine Sawyer, Alice Meichi Li, Hafrocentric Comic, Barbara Brandon-Croft and Natasha Sanders.
We were very excited to see the all of the collectibles that filled the show floor. Without disappointment, Marvel was a fan favorite with it’s bold presentation of collectable action figures. The Museum Of UnCut Funk unveiled our online Action Super Heroes and Heroines Exhibition in April (http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2014/04/20/figurines/). I definitely saw some figures I would surely add to our exhibition.
I must say it was a fantastic journey to attend and report on NYCC 2014. I look forward to making my pilgramage to the Javits Center in 2015.