The Khem Comic Fest is an annual convention founded by comic book creator and educator Naseed Gifted in 2015 that features creators of comics, books, film, and other media with a focus on artists and characters of color. The goal of the event is to use comic books, animation, films and popular culture to develop youth literacy and expression through S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Math). The event is co-sponsored by Musuyanama, PBS Media and Malcolm X Shabazz High School of Newark, NJ.
Khem Animation Film Festival (KAFF) the newest addition to the Khem Comic Book Festival to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within Animation, VFX and gaming industries. KAFF will have animation short film screenings throughout the day and an Award’s Ceremony in the evening. The Award’s ceremony will take place at the prestigious Hahnes Building in Newark, NJ on Saturday the 13th of April 2019.