Comic Book Creator and Founder of WinC Regine Sawyer is coming to AfroComicCon

Regine Sawyer

AfroComicCon welcomes comic book creator and founder of WinC Regine Sawyer as one of the convention’s Special Guests for its first virtual convention!

Regine L. Sawyer is a comics writer, editor, and founder of Women in Comics Collective International; an organization that highlights the merit and craftwork of marginalized people, especially that of Women and Non-Binary people of color. She is the author of The Rippers, Eating Vampires and Ice Witch. She is owner, writer, and creator for Lockett Down Productions, a small press publishing house that was established in December of 2007. 

Women in Comics Collective International aka “WinC” was founded in May 2012 after hosting a Women in Comics panel at Bronx Heroes Comic Con. At the panel, she recognized a highly underrepresented community of women of color in the comic book industry. 

She is also a 3 time Glyph Award judge, a 2019 Glyph Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, a National Book Foundation Writing Camp Fellow, and a Kickstarter Creator-in-Residence Alum. In addition, Regine has written articles and essays discussing Race, Culture and Gender in Comics via Marvel Comics, Lion Forge, Graphic Policy, The Freelancer’s Union, Comic Book Resources, and Time Magazine.

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.