Event Calendar

Skin and Bones Indie Book Fair

Jun 20, 2015 - Jun 21, 2015 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Galleries and Courtyard
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  • Sadie Barnette

    Chanel, 2012

    Edition of 100

    Courtesy the artist

  • Sadie Barnette

    How To, 2012

    Edition of 200

    Courtesy the artist

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture.

Presented in collaboration with 8 Ball Zines, our courtyard will be transformed into a small and independent press book fair, featuring stands by both emerging and established zine makers, self-publishers, graphic novelists and comic book authors. There will also be a drop-off table, providing the opportunity for the public to bring and discuss their own print creations. Come soak up the sun, talk independent publishing with our very own artist in residence, Sadie Barnette, and grab some limited edition copies of your favorite zines, including BDGRMMR, Vulgar Colors, 3 Dot ZineDesert Island, Retard Riot, Leah Wishnia, Wellington Su, Killer Acid, Yeah Dude Comics, GatosaurioWomen in Comics NYC Collective International, True Laurels and more!

This book fair celebrates the unique process and culture behind transforming ideas into visual narratives, and our hope is to include all backgrounds, ages and skill levels in these important and ongoing conversations that nurture self-expression. We are also proud to present a teen arts collective exchange, where our own ETW students join forces with students from jumpstART, CUE Art Foundation’s joint program with the Joan Mitchell Foundation, to discuss their works in progress. There will also be a screen printing workshop on both days led by BeLcHez with Ray Martinez.

Skin and Bones Comic Con is free with Museum admission Thursday, June 18–Saturday, June 20, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Thanks to the generous support of Target, Museum admission and public programs are free and open to the public on Sunday, June 21.