The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. The two-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.
A partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, BCAF is a festival of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation and is part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in San Francisco. In 2015 USA Today's editors and readers selected BCAF as one of the ten best art festivals in the U.S. So, join us at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens, and experience BCAF2017!
Co-Author | Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation and The Blacker the Ink
Co-author of The Blacker the Ink and BCAF film curator
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Co-creator&Writer | Bayou and Shadow Rock
BCAF activities are free and open to the public, unless specifically noted. Admission to events are on a first-come first-served basis.
Yes. If you are attending the BCAF expo on Monday, feel free to dress in tasteful cosplay. Because BCAF2017 is a part of the annual MLK celebrations in San Francisco, On Monday, January 16, thousands of celebrants will be gathering for the many other activities at Yerba Buena.
Both venues are readily accessible by public transit and are easily located, if one uses paid, private transport services.
For those catching BART the San Francisco Public library is located one block north of the Civic Center station. Yerba Buena Gardens is located directly one block south of the Powell Street station.
Local public transit, SF MUNI, has many transit options from throughout San Francisco to BCAF. Check with these services to locate your best transit options.
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