Damian is a cartoonist, scholar, writer, curator, lecturer, teacher, and a #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novelist. He and his frequent collaborator artist John Jennings are the authors of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred and talks to diverse audiences about his work and about black comics.
Rebecca is a scholar, activist and educator who writes and speaks on the history of race, gender, law and resistance. She is the author of the highly-anticipated forthcoming graphic novel Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts (37ink, 2020), which focuses on slave revolts in the Middle Passage and in New York City and her own quest to uncover this unwritten history.
An award-winning illustrator and scholar of black comics, John is a Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of California at Riverside; he is also the publisher of Megascope, an imprint of Abrams ComicArts dedicated to publishing works exploring the experiences of people of color. He speaks widely on the subjects of Afrofuturism and Black Comix.
Stacey is a professor, graphic designer, and illustrator of the acclaimed YA graphic novel I Am Alfonso Jones and co-illustrator, with John Jennings, of Prison Industrial Complex For Beginners. He is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois. He lectures on Black comics, resistance and protest.