A Biographical Sketch: A Consummate Educator
Mr. Yumy Odom, Founder and President of ECBACC, Inc., is a 21st century visionary, a renowned community ambassador, educator, scientist and researcher. For over 30 years he has lectured on / written about the importance of acknowledging the place of Pan-African (Global) imagery in world mythology (ancient and contemporary).
Mr. Odom has received numerous community honors and awards recognizing the achievements of the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Inc. [ECBACC, Inc.] since its inception in May 2002 in Philadelphia, PA.
ECBACC, as an urban community-based comic book convention (“The original Black Comic Book Convention in Philadelphia” and the only one in the region), is a trailblazing initiative that serves as a nexus and proving-ground for the modern-day traditional story-teller / griot / jali, and has connected hundreds of comic book / sci-fi / fantasy creators, their colleagues and fans for more than a decade.
ECBACC, Inc.: Fearlessly Projecting Pan-African Images into the Future!
Motto: The goal of the quintessential and consummate educator is to impart the information, instruction and knowledge that will elevate the pupil to the educator’s level, and then even beyond.
Akinseye Brown is a multi-talented illustrator whose portfolio consists of diverse projects and whose work ranges from graphic design, to paintings, to children's book illustrations. His publishing company, Sokoya Comics, will make its mark on the comic book world by producing culturally-correct and Africentric titles that intelligently and powerfully blend fantasy, realism and African culture.
Shenkarr Davis is a tech for a Philadelphia based phone company who believes comic books can foster creativity and a love of reading. His love of comic books lead him to share it with every kid he meets from ages 9 to 90.
Stephanie Brandford is a chemical engineer who has facilitated a variety of teams through quality improvements, process optimization, and regulatory compliance. Along the way, she decided to also use her powers for good as moderator of the Dwayne McDuffie forum.
(CEO, Bare Bonez Entertainment & B.I.A.S Productions)
He's been involved in entertainment virtually non-stop for over 25 years with experience in Music, Television & Fashion. He's held a number of varied positions including Street Team Coordinator, Executive Assistant, Promotions, Marketing and Events Coordination. As a branding consultant his leadership skills include new business development, strategic planning, integrated branding, traditional advertising, client relationship management, team building, public speaking, content development, project management and digital community development.
His past experience comes from places like Nervous Records & Elektra Entertainment Group, The Citykids Foundation, Video Music Box & Enyce Clothing. James has also produced several celebrity events with CityKids & Enyce. He has most recently been the event coordination for Hip Hop Hall Of Fame Awards, Yele Haiti, Urbanworld Film Festival, Eternal Con & The U.A.S.E ( 30th Anniversary of The Last Dragon )
His style is eclectic with a social mindset to plan and execute corporate & lifestyle events. His events engage live audiences around concepts & experiences that initiate connection and value-based relationships.
Building live connections is his priority. Social media is just a tool. Business is conducted face to face. He started yesterday and is ready for tomorrow.
Alexa Lebron, born in New York City studied both traditional and digital art. I have also worked as an art instructor teaching painting and drawing classes to children at Michaels Arts And Crafts. I am currently working as an After School Leader at The Free Library to promote literacy in children and teens.
For more information about ECBACC, please email BlackAgeofComics@ECBACC.com to be added to the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention email list.