ECBACC President & Founder
A Biographical Sketch: A Consummate Educator
Mr. Yumy Odom is Founder and CEO of the Frator Heru Institute, which was established in A.D. 1986 as a community-based educational, scientific, charitable and social-change entity to generate effective and strategic programs, projects and initiatives that promote self-development, stable families, communities and societies. Mr. Odom has been a multidisciplinary educator, scientist and researcher for over 30 years, and has served as a community ambassador and educational consultant for over 20 years in Philadelphia, PA.
Photo by Michael Persico of the Philadelphia Weekly
He is also Founder of several innovative and effective community-based initiatives, among the most unique: The State Correctional Institution Educational Institute Curriculum Project (SCI-EICP): Seminars in Knowledge & Praxis, which remains the only community-based correspondence and on-site prison outreach program in Philadelphia (A.D. 1990); The Frator Heru Rites-of-Passage (ROP): 1st Rites for Young Men, which is the longest-running public ROP initiative in Philadelphia (A.D. 1990); and First World Komix, Inc: Creators of Human, Heroic & Mythic Images (A.D. 1986), which is responsible for establishing the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention [ECBACC] in Philadelphia, PA in May 2002. The ECBACC is the only urban community-based comic book convention that focuses on combating statutory and historical illiteracy through the use of comic books and comic book art.
Motto: The goal of the quintessential and consummate educator is to impart the information, instruction and knowledge that will elevate the pupil to the educator’s level, and then even beyond.
ECBACC Vice Pres. & Event Coordinator
Akinseye Brown is a multi-talented illustrator whose portfolio consists of diverse projects and whose work ranges from graphic design, to paintings, to children’s book illustrations. His publishing company, Sokoya Comics, will make its mark on the comic book world by producing culturally-correct and Africentric titles that intelligently and powerfully blend fantasy, realism and African culture.
ECBACC Treasurer & Project Manager
Stephanie Brandford is a chemical engineer who has facilitated a variety of teams through quality improvements, process optimization, and regulatory compliance. Along the way, she decided to also use her powers for good as moderator of the Dwayne McDuffie forum
ECBACC Incorporated is looking for qualified persons to assist with our upcoming covention. ECBACC, Inc. is looking for: a Workshop Organizer, a Secretary, and an Education Chairperson. If you are interested in hearing more about these responsibilities please email a letter on interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org.