About the Festival

The Khem Comic Fest is growing exponentially and I revel in the fact that through the festival we’re providing an opportunity to bring the entire community together.
— Naseed Gifted - founder Khem Comic Fest

The Khem Comic Fest is an annual convention founded by comic book creator and educator Naseed Gifted in 2014 that features creators of comics, books, film, and other media with a focus on artists and characters of color.  The goal of the event is to use comic books, animation, films and popular culture to develop youth literacy and expression through S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Math). In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the Khem Comic Fest will go to the Malcolm X Shabazz High School. The event is co-sponsored by Musuyanama, PBS Media and Malcolm X Shabazz High School of Newark, NJ.

Khem Animation Film Festival (KAFF) the newest addition to the 5th Annual Khem Comic Book Festival to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within Animation, VFX and gaming industries. The Award's ceremony will take place at the prestigious Hahnes Building in Newark, NJ on Saturday the 13th of April 2019.



About PBS Media

PBS Media (Phocused Black Star Media) is an innovative graphic media company that partners with the community to raise awareness and social consciousness through creative projects. Along with the development of the ongoing P.B.Soldier graphic novel series, the organization provides app development, apparel, and motion comics though it’s offices located in Newark, NJ. We serve as a “bridge in the gap” of the community.