Thursday, June 23, 2016

Suemi Guerra, Rafael Navarro, Liz Mayorga and Ofloda Monstro at the LCX 2016!

Meet the talent joining us this year at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA this August 6 & 7.

Suemi Guerra writes and publishes the fiction zine SUICIDAL GOLDFISH. Her creative pursuits include music, creating hand-crafted objects d'art and adventuring throughout Los Angeles.


Rafael Navarro, Emmy Award-winning storyboard artist, is the creator of the long running cult classic Lucha Noir comic series, SONAMBULO. Rafael is also the co-creator (with writer Mike Wellman) and artist of the sci-fi adventure series GUNS A'BLAZIN'.


Liz Mayorga is a writer and cartoonist. She creates zines and comics, and her latest book, Bread and Butter, is being published by Rosarium Publishing. She's the former Director of the San Francisco Zine Fest.

Ofloda Monstro makes mini-comics. His paintings and illustrations are frequently displayed in gallery shows and comic shops throughout Los Angeles. 

The Latino Comics Expo Los Angeles will be held the weekend of August 6 & 7 at the Museum of Latin American Art. The event runs from 11am-5pm, both days.

MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Admission to the Museum grants you entry to the Expo, panels & workshops.




General Admission    $ 10.00
Seniors    $ 7.00
Students    $ 7.00
MOLAA Members    FREE
Children under 12 years    FREE

Free Admission on Sunday

Friday, June 17, 2016

Vicko Alvarez, Philip Victor, Joon Alvarado and Ninoska Arte at the LCX 2016!

Meet the talent joining us this year at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA this August 6 & 7.

Vicko Alvarez is an educator and cartoonist. Her comic Scholar (it puts the 'chola' in 'Scholar'!) chronicles the adventures of a young girl living, and learning life lessons, in a working class Chicano neighborhood. Vicko is joining us for her first Latino Comics Expo.

Philip Victor is a writer, publisher and founder of Aerosol Press. His new comic is titled 'The Secret Life of Mexican Food' and will be debuting at the Latino Comics Expo. The artwork is by Rene Cordova of Guadalajara, MX. 

Joon Alvarado is a designer and illustrator. His work has appeared in animation, webdesign, gallery shows and anywhere he can apply his creativity to. This is his first appearance at the Latino Comics Expo.
Ninoska Arte is the art brand and studio of Jacqueline Ortiz and Hannibal Garcia. Their Dia de Los Muertos inspired art is handcrafted and comes in all shapes and sizes. In addition to creating, they also organize many art events in the Los Angeles area. 

The Latino Comics Expo Los Angeles will be held the weekend of August 6 & 7 at the Museum of Latin American Art. The event runs from 11am-5pm, both days.

MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Admission to the Museum grants you entry to the Expo, panels & workshops.



General Admission    $ 10.00
Seniors    $ 7.00
Students    $ 7.00
MOLAA Members    FREE
Children under 12 years    FREE

Free Admission on Sunday

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Jaime Hernandez, Raul the 3rd, Crystal Gonzalez & Candy Briones at the LCX 2016!

Meet the talent joining us this year at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA this August 6 & 7. 
Jaime Hernandez, the acclaimed cartoonist from LOVE & ROCKETS, the legendary comic book series he started with his brothers Mario and Gilbert Hernandez over 30 years ago. Jaime returns to join us once again. Don't miss your chance to visit with a true icon in the world of comics!

 Raul the Third, the award-winning artist and co-creator of the popular children's book series, LOWRIDERS IN SPACE, joins us for his first Latino Comics Expo. Raul created the artwork for our 2016 poster, and recently won a 2016 Massachusettes Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Award.

Crystal Gonzalez has been with us since our very first Latino Comics Expo back in 2011. Her creativity encompasses painting, animation and comics (IN THE DARK). Watch some of her animated shorts (featuring Skitzo the 1920s Killer Bear) on her Youtube channel.

Candy Briones is the creator of the comic TACO EL GATO, which will be published in an upcoming collection by Rosarium Publishing. We welcome her to her first Latino Comics Expo.

The Latino Comics Expo Los Angeles will be held the weekend of August 6 & 7 at the Museum of Latin American Art. The event runs from 11am-5pm, both days.

MOLAA is located at 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802. Admission to the Museum grants you entry to the Expo, panels & workshops.



General Admission    $ 10.00
Seniors    $ 7.00
Students    $ 7.00
MOLAA Members    FREE
Children under 12 years    FREE

Free Admission on Sunday

Stay tuned here for more announcements of the talented folks joining us for our 5th Anniversary Latino Comics Expo!


Friday, April 8, 2016

Latino Comics Expo returns to the world-famous Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA!

This August 6 & 7 the Latino Comics Expo, the nation's premiere convention dedicated to Latino comics and creators will return to the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA.

We're happy to once again partner with the fine folks at MOLAA, an institution renowned for their ground-breaking exhibitions and cultural initiatives fostering and promoting the work of Latin American and Chicano artists. Back in 2013, MOLAA hosted the Latino Comics Expo for a record-breaking event, one which we aim to top this year.

As usual, we'll have a variety of panels featuring unique content you'll only see at the Latino Comics Expo, plus programming for kids featuring workshops and other creative classes. Our popular exhibitor marketplace will feature row upon row of comic book creators, illustrators, authors and other imaginative individuals selling their unique creations.

Admission to the Museum grants you access to the Expo and all our panels & presentations. On Sunday, Museum access is FREE to all!


Stay tuned here for announcements of our Special Guests, exhibitors and panels. Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

LA Zine Fest

This past weekend, Latino Comics Expo co-founders Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez attended the LA Zine Fest. The event was held in Downtown Los Angeles and the attendance was phenomenal.




Ricardo Padilla debuted the second issue of his zine Esperanza, a journal on Latino culture and art. While there, they met with a lot of fans who were excited to discover that there exists a Latino Comics Expo. Stay tuned to this website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages, for info on this year's Latino Comics Expo!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Richard Jacobo, Libros Latinos & Serenity Serseción at the Latino Comics Expo San José


Richard Jacobo joins us for his first Expo. Growing up in the U.S. from a large Mexican family, Richard says that 'comics, video games, and cartoons where my escape, moreover my salvation'. He's recently begun making his own comics, after using techniques he learned while printmaking and zine making.


LIBROS LATINOS is a leading purveyor of books and journals from Latin America and the Caribbean, and returns to join us at this year's Expo. Their catalog includes over 25,000 titles, including art, literature, history and comics & graphic novels. 

 
Serenity Serseción also joins us for her first Expo. She's published her own comics independently and with other artists since 2006, while at the same time completing a PhD in psychology with a focus on Latino mental health and services. Her stories are influenced by her life in Puerto Rico, and adjusting to the USA; in addition to topics ranging from love, ghosts and mental health (such as depression, loss and anxiety). 

The Latino Comics Expo San José will be held the weekend of October 11 & 12 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on the campus of San José State University. The event runs on Saturday from 10am-6pm and on Sunday from 1pm-6pm. Admission to the Expo is free.

In addition to our two exhibit rooms featuring cartoonists, writers, illustrators, zine makers, book vendors and more, the Expo will feature 2 days of panels, presentations and children's workshops.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library is located at 150 E San Fernando St, San José, CA 95112.