How did you get involved with ECBACC?
I was working at Wizard World one year, and a brother named Stacy happened to come by and tell me I should be at the Black Age of Comics going on at the same time. I didn't know anything about it. I told my two partners who were with me, Kevin Hallman and Chris Irvin, to hold down the fort while I to go up to Temple University. I got in and got a little table real quick. I sat on a panel and from then on, they received my support.
Oh wow so the year you found out about it is the year you actually participated in the event?
Yes, I ended up showing up every year. I even created an event after ECBACC, the Motor City Black Age of Comics here in Detroit.
Do you have a cherished memory from ECBACC?
I actually met Dwayne McDuffie there one year. He was two tables away from me. I met the brother who did Bruce Leeroy in The Last Dragon [Taimak]. I met a very positive brother, William Foster, the comic book historian. Then there was the year I met the brother who cosplays my character, Dreadlocks, Farugh Maat. When I met him that was really a game-changer for me. Seeing someone cosplay my character was one of the best things ever.
Can you expand a bit more on meeting Farugh Maat?
First off, Yumy called me and told me he knew of a brother who was interested in cosplaying my character, Dreadlocks. He sent me a picture, and I thought it was great. He looks really good. When I came to Philadelphia that year, I ended up meeting him and we instantly clicked like we'd known each other all our lives. Farugh was able to embody my character and the Kemetic legacy. It was a big thing. You have some people who can dress as a character, but to truly understand the meaning behind the character, to understand Auset and Heru, Ptah, and Ma'at, that was everything to me.