BCAF22 Goes Virtual with Spotlight Showcase

January 18, 2022

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.

BCAF22 went virtual for the second year, due to the rise of COVID concerns. But, BCAF's Sunday Vitual Spotlights featured the Hugo Award-winning duo of John Jennings and Damian Duffy. Jennings and Duffy recently won the 2021 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story, for their graphic adaptation of famed science fiction writer Octavia Butler's The Parable of the Sower. BCAF's Stanford Carpenter interviewed the pair for our latest spotlight series.

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.