Here’s a video recording of a panel discussion I did which was fun featuring artists from Ohio and other places across the US for the annual SOL-CON. Shout out to Katlin Marisol Sweeney for moderating!
Recently I went out to Columbus Ohio to attend the SOL Con at Ohio State University and to read to some children at Weinland Park Elementary school out there. Here are some photos from my trip. The photo above is from an apartment area I saw. I really dug the architecture. All in all, it was a great experience. Professor Katlin Marisol Sweeney along with Prof Frederick Luis Aldama organized so much of SOL CON and it was great to meet them. All the exhibitors and folks I met were super cool. I took most of the photos but a few are from the SOL Con.
The day of the con
One of the huge buildings
I did a school visit and reading while I was there. This is the school library at Weinland Elementary before the children arrived. I had a lot of fun meeting the principal Dr. Robinson, all the school staff and Dionne Custer from the Wexner Center for the Arts which I also visited while there. It was really great to meet the students, read them my book, show them artwork, answer their questions, and to talk to them about art and stories. The school purchased copies of my book Furqan’s First Flat Top for many of the classrooms there.
Walking around the city from my hotel to leaving. Its always fun to walk around a city. I wish I’d had the time to see more but my trip was super short.
After visiting the Wexner Center for the Arts I created some video tutorials for them the following year during the start of the pandemic. Watch those HERE.
Yooooo. I’m so excited to announce that I will be at this years 5th annual SOL CON in Columbus Ohio. This is an amazing comic con and creative festival featuring Black and Brown creatives from the midwest, the East Coast, the West Coast, Mexico, and so many more places. I met the festival’s organizer Dr Frederick Luis Aldama at the last Latino Comics Expo! This event will be held at the Ohio State University and sponsored by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Billy Ireland Cartoon Research library, and Cartoon Crossroads Columbus. I
f you’re in the area or know someone who is, please invite them!! Here is the website link to see who’s there and some of the workshops.