Cartoon Crossroads Staff Pick: Sol-Con: The Brown and Black Comix Expo

Erica Thompson
ethompson@dispatch.com

It's not uncommon for children to grow up imagining themselves as the superheroes they see in comic books and TV shows and movies based on comic books. But it is uncommon for children of color to see superheroes who look like them. To help move “black and brown” characters and creators away from the margins, the Sol-Con Expo will return to Cartoon Crossroads Columbus for a third year. In addition to viewing fresh and exciting art, attendees can benefit from panels and workshops on myriad topics.

“We're making this laser-focused effort to tell the world that we are a diverse city,” co-creator Frederick Luis Aldama toldAlive. “We have creators that are grown from that diverse city and … they need to be recognized just as much as anybody else.”

Sol-Con

5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29

OSU's Hale Hall

154 W. 12th Ave., Campus

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, and 12-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1

Columbus Metropolitan Library

96 S. Grant Ave., Downtown

go.osu.edu/solcon