The Boston Comics in Color Festival is
the culmination of a movement co founded by
two Boston-based comic creators,
Barrington Edwards and Cagen Luse.
In 2013 they connected with one
another over a mutual love of comics
while in an art exhibition together.
In 2015 they traveled to the Schomburg Library's
Black Comic Book Festival and were
both blown away by the sight of
hundreds of people of color enjoying and
creating comics. It was a paradigm shift
to even realize that places like this exist.
On the ride back to home they both felt that
Boston needs to have a space like this
that not only celebrates stories by
creators of color but is a space
for Blerds to be themselves
and connect with one another.