HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED AT THE 2016 EDITION:
The Jewish Comic Con PREVIEW NIGHT will allow exclusive early access to our talent, creators, and content. Join us for drinks and mingling with fellow Jewish intellectuals, Brooklyn locals, and fellow comic lovers. There will also be an auction were you could take the best artwork from the best creator in the industry! The event before the event you don't want to miss!
PREVIEW NIGHT PROGRAM
8:30 PM - DOORS OPEN!
Welcome to the First EVER Jewish Comic Con, hosted by Congregation Kol Israel in Brooklyn. To kick off this incredible event, we’ll start with an introduction by Fred Polaniecki, President of CKI who’ll officially open Jewish Con and tell everyone about the journey from the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery to this one of a kind comic book convention.
8:40 PM - 9:15 PM – JEFF NEWELT PERFORMS HARVEY PEKAR COMICS (American Splendor & The Pekar Project)
Join comics performer Jeff Newelt, as he brings the late Harvey Pekar’s work to life through a dramatic reading of Pekar's work. Pekar was an important indy comics innovator whose work often chronicled and commented on the Jewish-American experience in his groundbreaking American Splendor comics series, which was made into a feature film.
9:15 PM - 10:00 PM – THE JEWISH COMIC CON/CKI AUCTION
Not to be missed! Each one of the artists who jumped on board for this first edition of Jewish Comic Con agreed to give away a piece of art to be auctioned at the show. Funds raised by the auction go toward the renovation of the 90 year old Congregation Kol Israel.
Note: During Preview Night, complimentary refreshments and finger food will be available. Music will be played by ConSoul VGM. This event is only accessible to people with specific passes and Kol Israel Members, space permitting.