Award-winning Writer/Producer Rodney Barnes Comes to AfroComicCon

Rodney Barnes

AfroComicCon has announced executive producer, screenwriter, and comic author, Rodney Barnes will be among as a Special Guests for the convention!

Barnes is an executive producer for HBO and a writer for both comics and screen. His vibrant, emphatic voice and producing expertise is exemplified in an array of the industry’s largest and most influential programs. Barnes displayed versatility in a variety of genres and mediums, from Adult Swim’s The Boondocks to penning graphic novels like Marvel/Lucasfilm’s Lando: Double or Nothing or his own original graphic novel Killadelphia.

Barnes was encouraged to venture to Los Angeles to pursue his writing dreams by actor and comedian Damon Wayans, whom he met while serving as a production assistant on the film Major Payne. Wayans guided Barnes through his early years in the industry, hiring him as a consultant, then later as a writer and producer on ABC’s hit show My Wife and Kids from 2001 to 2005, for which Barnes was nominated for a BET Comedy Award.

Soon after working primarily in network sitcoms, Barnes quickly established himself as a force in drama, fantasy, and horror. He also served as a co-executive producer and writer on several major shows (such as Marvel’s Runaways and Starz’s American Gods) and comic books (like  Lion Forge’s Quincredible and Marvel’s Falcon).


AfroComicCon​‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the ​Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), ​will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the ​Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.

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