Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Jim Lujan, Ramon Villalobos & Mapache Studios at the Latino Comics Expo San José


Award winning filmmaker Jim Lujan returns once again to join us at the Latino Comics Expo. He writes, directs, voices and scores his animated movies, and for his current project he's teaming up legendary independent filmmaker Bill Plympton to create the full-length animated feature, REVENGEANCE. Jim created our new animated trailer and will be screening some of his films during the two days of the Expo.



Ramon Villalobos, illustrator and comic book artist, will be joining us for his first Latino Comics Expo. Ramon recently illustrated a Young Avengers storyline for Marvel Comics' ORIGINAL SIN series, created the covers for EXIT GENERATION and has illustrated a story in Valiant's upcoming anniversary issue of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG


Mapache Studios, a comic book studio from Chile, make their Latino Comics Expo debut. Comprised by writer Fernando de Peña and artist Rodrigo Vargas, Mapache currently have two series available online and in print, LUCHA LIBRE and ELISA Y LOS MUTANTES. Fernando and Rodrigo will have a presentation on their work and the state of Chilean comics.


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.

Monday, September 8, 2014

J. Gonzo and Keith Rainville at the Latino Comics Expo San José

J. Gonzo, creator of the lucha-libre comic book LA MANO DEL DESTINO, will be joining us once again at the Latino Comics Expo. The former Senior Art Director for McFarlane Toys/Todd McFarlane Productions and Creative Director of an ad agency, Gonzo is currently in the middle of his six issue series featuring his once-champion Luchadore and his quest to seek retribution on his betrayers.


Keith Rainville, author and publisher (FROM PARTS UNKNOWN, ZOMBIE MEXICANO) has written extensively on masked wrestler pop culture and vintage Mexican monster media since 1995. He returns to the Expo with two exciting panels exploring the worlds of classic Mexican horror and superheroes in film and comics:


On Saturday, he'll be presenting his popular Heroes of Mexican Comics (with special guests Rafael Navarro and J. Gonzo) and on Sunday he'll debut a new presentation, Lost Monsters and Forgotten Horrors of Mexico. Details on all our panels will be posted here soon. 


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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lalo Alcaraz at the Latino Comics Expo San José

Famed Chicano cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz will be returning to join us this year in San José. Lalo, creator of the nationally-syndicated newspaper strip LA CUCARACHA, has created the artwork for this year's Expo poster.


In addition to his award-winning cartooning, Lalo is also a writer on the upcoming Fox series BORDERTOWN, as well as the co-host of the long-running KPFK Radio satirical talk show, the POCHO HOUR OF POWER. His latest work includes illustrating the New York Times bestseller A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States, written by Ilan Stavans. 


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.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes at the Latino Comics Expo San José

Image Courtesy of U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes


ICE DISH, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Illegal Superheroes, will have a Community Outreach operation during the Latino Comics Expo in San José. Various agents will be on hand to communicate and educate the public on the issues involving the investigation of "a wide range of domestic, international, and intergalactic activities arising from the movement of illegal superheroes into, within, and out of the United States".

Their mission statement asserts that they were "created based on the recognition that the country's current immigration policy must be applied to all, including superheroes. ICE DISH’s mission is to enforce this idea by identifying, investigating, apprehending, and deporting illegal superheroes, along with raising awareness about pertinent issues. The agency is responsible for dismantling illegal superhero-related vulnerabilities regarding the nation's border, economic, transportation, and infrastructure security. ICE DISH  is primarily devoted to its two principal operating components - Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)."

Video Courtesy of U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes

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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gilbert Armendariz, Gabrielle Gamboa & Grasiela Rodriguez at the Latino Comics Expo San José


Gilbert Armendariz joins us for his time at the Latino Comics Expo. Gilbert is a graphic artist and cartoonist who publishes under his imprint NDVR Comics and experiments with digital animation in his free time. He'll be bringing his comix and prints to event.

Gabrielle Gamboa
has attended every Latino Comics Expo since our first one in 2011. She's a cartoonist and art instructor who this year has work in three books by Rob Kirby: Pratfall, NoMe and Double Nickels on the Dime, as well as a story in the anthology Henry & Glenn Forever and Ever. Gabby will also once again be conducting another children's art workshop for us.



Grasiela Rodriguez has also attended every Expo and is the founder of Not Your Friend Comic Books. She's a graphic artist, illustrator and independent animator, and she'll be debuting her new comic "What Is And What Should Never Be", the second issue of her Lunatic Fringe series.


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.



Friday, August 8, 2014

Frederick Aldama, Brownywood Entertainment, Chunky Girl Comics & Rhode Montino at the Latino Comic Expo San José

Frederick Aldama, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio State University, returns once again to join us at the Expo. Aldama is the author and editor of 20 books, including Your Brain on Latino Comics. His latest book The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez is due this Fall. Aldama will be hosting several panels at this year's Expo, including "The Art Of Geometric Storytelling In Latino Comics" and an interview with Jaime Hernandez.


Brownywood Entertainment join us for their first Latino Comics Expo. Co-owners Tony Flores (artist) and Jeevn Atwal (writer) will be debuting their new comic Wings of Anathema, as well as having prints and merchandise of their other creations, including Lil Jeewee.


Chunky Girl Comics, represented by founder/writer Marisa Garcia, will be joining us once again. The ladies from the Heavy Response Unit empower people to look beyond the typical image for superheroes and change the standards of what is beautiful in the world of comics, pop culture and cosplay.
  

Rhode Montijo is the prolific creator behind the Pablo's Inferno comic series, as well as numerous children's books including Cloud Boy, The Gumazing Gum Girl! and Halloween Kid (which is currently in production as an animated film). He's illustrated the Melvin Beederman series (written by Greg Trine) and co-created the educational book Super Grammar with Tony Preciado.


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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jose Cabrera, Richard Dominguez, Neat-O Comics & El Verde at the Latino Comics Expo San Jose

Jose Cabrera, illustrator and the Latino Comics Expo's Graphic Designer, is the creator of the CRYING MACHO MAN strip. Among his clients are the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles (GHOULA) and the band LAS BRUJAS. Jose created the Latino Comics Expo logo, and has handled the graphic design for each of our posters since our first show in 2011.

  
Richard Dominguez joins us for his first ever Latino Comics Expo. Richard is the creator of the comic series EL GATO NEGRO, and also runs an illustration/ design studio in Dallas, TX. Richard was among a wave of Mexican-American cartoonists in the early 90s leading a self-publishing movement which inspired many other artists of Latino descent to create their own DIY comic book properties.


Neat-O Comics, headed by Luis Calderon and Johnny Parker, bring their comic BLACK FIST & BROWN HAND to the Expo. Intended to smash stereotypes, their exploitation heroes "protect their community from racism, sexism, discrimination, exploitation, B.E.T., Hipsters, Mitt Romney’s sons, & auto tuned hip-hop music!!". 


EL VERDE, a web comic and a stage play, will be represented by director/producer Alejandra Cisneros and writer/actor Anthony Aguilar. The plays chronicle the adventures of El Verde in a variety of scenarios involving superhero parody and cultural satire. With the work of graphic artist Luke Lizalde, El Verde eventually panned out as as web comic as well.


The Latino Comics Expo San Jóse will be held the weekend of October 11 & 12 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on the campus of San Jóse 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 Jóse, CA 95112.