The Women in Comics Collective, or WinC, partnered with the King Manor Museum in Jamaica to host a free outdoor comic book festival on Saturday, July 9. Located within the Rufus King Park, King Manor held free tours while WinC brought vendors, work- shops and live events.
Regine L. Sawyer, the coordinator and founder of WinC, gave away free comics — from Batman to the X- Men — at a vibrant purple booth. The collaboration “WinC x King Manor” was all thanks to her reaching out to Kelsey Brow, executive director of King Manor. There were numer- ous booths scattered across King Manor.
There were artists selling buttons, comics and other forms of custom-made art from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, along with live music and free pizza available in the afternoon. In an interesting surprise that certainly contrasted the historic building that served as their backdrop, WinC invited The Rogue Alliance, a Star Wars inspired stage combat performance team based in New York City, to use their lightsabers in mock battles in front of King Manor.
More information on WinC can be found on their website at www.womenin- comicscollective.org