SÕL-CON: The Brown, Black, & Indigenous Comics Expo

SOL COn with cartoon peopleSÕL-CON brings together Columbus area youth, as well as industry insiders, indie comic creators and exhibitors, for a comic convention unlike any other. In a two-day expo and workshop extravaganza, K-12 youth, Ohio State students, and general public will meet and learn from African American and Latinx creators.

In addition to the grand expo space where you will encounter the most innovative comics by creators of color, you can attend workshops to learn how to create comics, flip-books, Zines, storyboards, and animation.

Read Professor Frederick Aldama's interview on SÕL-CON

SÕL-CON is intended as both a celebration of current creative minds and as a means to open doors for youth of color to learn how to express their stories through the comic book storytelling arts. Sõl-Con serves as a forum for the Columbus and Ohio State community to learn from today's giants in the comic book industry.

Every Fall (except 2020, when SÕL-CON will be virtual), SÕL-CON takes place at Ohio State's Hale Hall. SÕL-CON works in partnership with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library and CXC/Cartoon Crossroads Columbus and the CXR Symposium.

Come join us in celebrating the present, the past, and the future of comics.

SÕL-CON 2019 recap