Gene Ha and Larry Stroman were in attendance, as well as "Dreadlocks" creator, Andre Batts, and "Malcolm 10"'s Turtel Onli. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Black Age of Comics movement, Onli was surprised with a cake featuring his work.
All around, it was a very fun and inspiring day. Definitely looking forward to next year! Follow Pocket Con on their official facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PocketCon
Pocket Con is a single-day comics convention for Chicago teens. It focuses on work by artists of color and other underrepresented groups.
The beginning : )
Larry Stroman, Gene Ha, Elgin (Pocket Con coordinator)
(left) Gaiter & Steven Jay Scotty of Rotten Apple Comic
(right) A young boy shows off his art skills : )
(left) Me with the great Larry Stroman
(right) Scotty & I
(left) Tony Williamson, director of the upcoming documentary, "Carbonerdious",
and his family stopped through : )
(right) Paparazzi caught Larry and I chatting haha...
Jiba Anderson sharing his thoughts during the anime panel discussion.
Terra 5 at the anime panel.
(2 pics directly above) Turtel Onli, Ytasha Womack, Stanford Carpenter,
and Andre Batts talk about their work and more during a panel.
Terra 5 performs ^_^
Cake celebrating 20 years of the Black Age of Comics movement,
featuring Turtel Onli's work.
(left) Tera 5, (right) Ytasha and I : )
(left) Having fun with Andre Batts & LaMorris & his wife
(right) Wesley Sun