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On Sunday April 15th, 2012, ECBACC Board of Directors; President Yumy Odom, Vice President Akinseye Brown and Secretary Shenkarr Davis; were guests of the Philadelphia WURD 900 AM radio “New World View” program hosted by Mr. David Barnes. The interview consisted of a conversation about the history of Black images in comic books, and the upcoming ECBACC convention. The program was joined by two icons in the Black comic book industry, editor, screenwriter and comic book author Joe Illidge and illustrator, animator and exhibit curator Dawud Anyabwile.
On February 3, 2012 The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Inc. received an award from University of Pennsylvania’s 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change.
The event was held at Huntsman Hall on the University’s campus and hosted by artist Stephanie Renee and Ms. Pamela Godboldt, UPenn administrator. The evening brought together some of the city’s most influential individuals and organizations who are dedicated to the arts and social change.
This program analyzed, recognized, and featured local artistic talent that has bolstered the fight for social justice through use of visual, movement, spoken, musical, and multimedia arts. There was also an open discussion on the history and impact of the arts in social justice movements and several performances.
ECBACC, Inc., represented by its founder and president Mr. Yumy Odom, was recognized for its extensive history of creating, facilitating, and advocating for impactful art as a means to address social issues.
Ms. Pamela Godbolt begins the Awards portion of the program by emphasizing the importance of culture and consciousness as awardees and presenters look on.
Ms. Pamela Godbolt introduces ECBACC, Inc. Founder and President, Mr. Yumy Odom to the audience filling Huntsman Hall on University of Pennsylvania campus.
ECBACC Founder and President Mr. Yumy Odom graciously receives award for 11 years of service.
Host Ms. Pamela Godbolt poses with the representatives of Philadelphia-based organizations who seek social change via the arts: Arts Sanctuary, ECBACC, Inc., Freedom Theatre, and The Philadelphia Folklore Project. Mr. Robert Carter, UPenn administrator stands with them.
Young performers excite the audience with their level of skill and professionalism as they prove to all that the legacy of using culture and art to raise consciousness lives on. Here DANSE4NIA Repertory Ensemble makes fluid, energetic movements seem effortless.
ECBACC Founder and President Mr. Yumy Odom brings home the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change Award for ECBACC, Inc.
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Congratulations to the CB2 Professional Comic Book Workshop held Saturday, March 19, 2011. Led by comic book stalwarts, Mr. Yumy Odom and Mr. Akinseye Brown, participants not only were offered lessons on improving their skills as writers and artists, but also tips for better business development and management. Discussions of the day spanned from legal and intellectual property issues, balancing your career passion with your home life and responsibilities, and the future of comic books. Continuing CB2 workshops will be scheduled and posted following the 10th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention.
ECBACC Vice President Akinseye Brown leads STARS Workshop at Barnes & Noble Bookstore Philadelphia, PA.
ECBACC Founder Yumy Odom and Professional comic book illustrator Eric Battle of Philadelphia, show their support for positive images and youth literacy at the STARS Workshop.
Representing ECBACC, Inc. Shenkarr Davis, Yumy Odom and Akinseye Brown pose with Barnes & Noble’s Community Relations Manager Rosene Campaine at the well received two-day STARS event.
Young man shares his original comic book story with workshop participants!
Young lady tries her hand at being an author during the STARS Workshop 2011!
Participants hard at work on their own comic books at STARS!
ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. COMIC BOOK FAIR at BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE
Do you really like comic books? Well, so does The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Inc. We like them so much that we are teaming up with Barnes & Noble Bookstores to encourage creativity and combat illiteracy one superhero at a time! On Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 13th, 2011, ECBACC, Inc. will bring its S.T.A.R.S. program to Center City. S.T.A.R.S, an interactive youth program that uses comic book storytelling to promote literacy, will be offered free-of-charge to the public from 12pm to 3pm at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located in Rittenhouse Square at 1805 Walnut St. / Philadelphia, PA 19103. In an effort to further support this ECBACC comic book initiative, Barnes & Noble will donate a significant portion of its weekend profits from those sales made in the name of ECBACC! All you need to do is attend our weekend workshop, make a purchase of any store item (including clothing merchandise, games, toys, and café menu items), and submit our special ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. voucher at the register. It’s that simple!
Can’t make our event, but still want to support it? Not a problem! During the February 12th and 13th weekend go to your nearest Barnes & Noble Bookstore anywhere in the continental U.S., make a purchase of any store item and submit our special ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. voucher at the register. For online shoppers, visit: BN.COM/bookfairs to support us from February 12th, 2011 to February 13th, 2011 by entering Bookfair ID 10418929 at checkout. It’s that simple!
Now, it’s easy to support this creativity and literacy initiative wherever you are. So, make a pledge to support the comic book initiative that supports you! Become a supporter! It’s easy, fun and always appreciated! Follow the link below to download your ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. voucher today!
ECBACC, Inc. 2011
Students from the Children’s Storefront, an independent school in Harlem, stop by the ECBACC table at the KCC.
Aspiring young artist from the Children’s Storefront meets veteran independent artist and ECBACC VP Akin Brown.
Mom and dad w/ super babies on their way to a costume birthday party pose at the ECBACC table.
BlogTalkRadio host The Surfer, speaks with ECBACC, Inc. Founder and President Yumy Odom, ECBACC Event Coordinator Akinseye Brown, and ECBACC 2010 featured guest Eric Battle, about this year’s CON, news and everything ECBACC. You can click on the play button below to listen to the episode.
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Marvelous artist Eric Battle shares his expertise, professionalism, and insight at ECBACC’s first Creating Black Comic Books workshop in Philadelphia, PA.
ECBACC’s Creating Black Comic Books workshop (CBCB) succeeded in introducing fundamental steps necessary for producing comic books with respectful Black hereos and lead characters.
ECBACC, Inc. VP Akinseye Brown discusses, with a crowd of comic book enthusiasts at the Phila. Logan Branch Library, the key points of using comic book characters as a tool for expressing ideas.
Students at the Phila. Lucien Blackwell Branch Library experience writing and assembling their own comic book stories!