Khem Comic Book Fest
 
 

Art by TJ Sterling/RAE Comics

 

 

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Featured Guests

We have an amazing lineup of vendors and panelists this year and we're so excited for you to meet them! Click the link below to see all of the guest appearances we have planned.

 

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Art by Roye Okupe/YouNeek Studios

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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. 

 

 
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Panels
& Screenings

We have an exciting lineup of panels and screenings at KhemFest this year designed to entertain, educate and demonstrate the importance of diverse representation in comic books and media.

 
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Superhero Creation Workshop

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BLACK WOMEN IN COMICS

Image credit: Netflix Marvel's Luke Cage

Image credit: Netflix Marvel's Luke Cage

BLACK STUNTMEN: THE LUKE CAGE STUNT TEAM

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E.X.O. LEGEND OF WALE WILLIAMS ANIMATED SHORT 

 

Vendors

 

Last year 1000 visitors came through our doors to purchase everything from comic books, movies, art and games to jewelry and beauty products. See the full list here.

 

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Sponsors

Khemfest would not be possible without our generous sponsors. Please support them as they are supporting our efforts!


 

PBS MEDIA

 

FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE COMICS

RAE Comics

 

Peapack-Gladstone Bank

 

Volunteers Needed

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!

 
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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.

 

 

 
 

CLICK BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS TO and A LIST OF HOTELS near THE VENUE.

 

Art by Micheline Hess/Rosarium Publishing

 
 
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