December 31, 2018, wraps up a banner year for Black Sun Comics during which we enjoyed phenomenal progress. For that, we have you to thank.
This was the year that we took our show on the road (well the local road at least).
We exhibited at a slew of events including:
- The Black Speculative Arts Movement
- The Toronto Comic Arts Festival
- Black Owned Unity’s Pop-up Markets
- The Word on the Street Festival
- The Toronto Urban Book Expo
- The Harry Jerome Awards
- Durham Black Educator’s Vision of the Future Conference
- Literacy and Numeracy Day at the Toronto Afrocentric Alternative School
- The Mississauga Comics Expo
- The Black Mom’s Connection Summit
You can check out pictures from all these events on our Instagram feed.
In addition to keeping that busy schedule, we released Book 04 of Black Sun: The Longest Night. This latest issue reveals more clues to who might have been responsible for the unprovoked attack on the Citadel of N’kari.
I am particularly excited about this book because I was able to work with the very talented storyteller, Tuggstar. A spoken word poet from Ghana, via the U.K., he now lives in Toronto, and he injected his unique style of storytelling into the world of Black Sun.
We have had an overwhelmingly positive response so we feel incredibly blessed.
My goal in creating Black Sun Comics was to present sci-fi/fantasy stories that showcased characters of African descent in positive and empowering roles. It’s refreshing to see the enthusiastic support of that vision from all of you. We couldn’t do it without you, so from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.
There’s much more in development for 2019, so please stay tuned.
Happy New Year!
Kelvin Nyeusi Mawazo