SÕL-CON:The Brown & Black Comics Expo

Bringing Creators of Color to the Forefront

SÕL-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, OSU 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, storyboard, and create animation.

As part of LASER (Latinx Space for Enrichment and Research), a branch of the Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 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 OSU community to learn from today’s giants in the comic book industry.

Every Fall, SÕL-CON takes place at OSU’s Hale Hall. SÕL-CON works in partnership with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library and CXC/Cartoon Crossroads Columbus.

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