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Diversity Comic Con
October 25, 2019 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
As part of its Civility Week on campus, FIT hosts the Diversity Comic Con for a second year, featuring Artists’ Alley, panel discussions, portfolio reviews, and a cosplay pageant. New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is this year’s keynote speaker.
View the full list of speakers on the Diversity Comic Con website.
While the medium of comic books has been around for almost a century, the presence of minorities—as both subjects and creators—has been sorely lacking. But times are changing, and the participation and visibility of multicultural art and stories are more crucial than ever.
More and more, the lines between print and screen media are blurring and merging as stories that were once the domain of comic books become the movies and television shows of today. Comic books are the beginning of visual storytelling.
Diversity Comic Con gives students an opportunity to be exposed to careers that are truly multidisciplinary while providing a venue to showcase their work to publishers, professionals, and the general public. This event gives them an invaluable experience and will widen their horizons.
This event is fully sponsored by a grant from the President’s Diversity Council.
This event is free and open to the public with registration; admission is free to FIT students, faculty, and staff with ID.