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About the Festival
The Khem Comic Book Fest is an annual convention held at Central High School in Newark, NJ featuring creators of comics, books, film, animation and other media with a focus on artists and characters of color.
Check out our Panels and Screenings from our last festival!
Last year 1500 visitors came through our doors to purchase everything from comic books, movies, art and games to jewelry and beauty products.
Khemfest would not be possible without our generous sponsors. Please support them as they are supporting our efforts!
Since this is a non-profit event, all staff are volunteers generously donating their time and we could really use your help! If you are interested in volunteering for this kid-friendy event, please click the link below!
Central High School
Central High School, founded in 1911, is located in Newark, New Jersey: the largest school district in the state and one of the oldest systems in New Jersey, dating back to 1676. After decades of struggle by School Officials, Parents, Staff, Students and the Community the new Central High School finally opened under the leadership of Principal Ras Baraka in August of 2008. This was a fulfillment of the Community’s dreams. The new Central is now a Beacon of Hope for students to achieve academic excellence and compete in a global society under the leadership of Principal Sharnee Brown. We are proud to partner with Central High School to bring the Khem Comic Book Fest to the community.
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