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.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Yehudi Mercado and Theresa Rojas at the Latino Comics Expo San José


Yehudi Mercado, an Art Director for Disney Interactive, will be joining us for his first Expo. He recently worked as writer/art director for the Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon mobile game. His graphic novels include Pantalones, TX (Boom/Archaia), Buffalo Speedway (Devastator) and the upcoming Rocket Salvage (Boom/Archaia). He contributes to The Amazing World of Gumball and the upcoming Uncle Grandpa comics (Boom).



Theresa Rojas, also joining us for her first Expo, is an artist and doctoral candidate at The Ohio State University completing her dissertation at MIT in the department of Comparative Media Studies & Writing. Her dissertation is on the narratological tools at work in Latino comics, literature, television, and film. She'll be moderating two panels at the Expo: "SuperLats: Latino Superheroes in Mainstream & Alternative Comics" and "Lucha Libre, Urban Apocalypse, and [Semi/Auto] Biographix: Latino Comics Studies in the 21st Century".

 
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 29, 2014

Aztec of The City, Latino Toons and Pepe Melan at the Latino Comics Expo San José


Aztec of the City, a comic book created and written by Fernando Rodriguez, will be joining us once again at the Latino Comics Expo. Launched in San José back in 1993, Fernando's line of comics have grown to include Cruz the Christian Warrior, Super Chicano & Super Latina and Mestizo, among others.


Latino Toons is a Latin American collective of cartoonists, poets and writers and will be making their debut appearance at the Expo. Traveling from Mexico to represent the group will be Juan Navarrete and Mr. Glaubitz , who will also conduct an informative panel on Latin American comix.


Pepe Melan is a veteran freelance artist who has worked on everything from CD covers, children's books, the cartoon P.J. Funny Bunny and numerous other projects. He's currently creating the supernatural comic series Tales of Blood & Fire.

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, September 26, 2014

Afinastar Entertainment, Fantoons & JavSolo at the Latino Comics Expo San José

 Afinastar  Group & Entertainment will be making their debut at the Latino Comics Expo. Among their clients they represent are author Nancy Brook, whose books often revolve around Latin American legends. Nancy, as well as comic book creators repped by Afinastar, will be in attendance. 

Fantoons is a comic strip and animated series about "the craziness of being a rock n' roll fan", and will be attending their first Expo. The comic strip is written by David Calcano with art by Charles Brubaker.


JavSolo creates works inspired from Lucha Libre, sports, Chicano culture and comic books. He's currently working on a series of paintings called "The Rock N' Wrestling Trinity". This is his debut appearance at the Latino Comics Expo.

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 24, 2014

Dream Destination, Javier Hernandez, Daniel Parada & Tragic Hero Comics at the Latino Comics Expo San José


Dream Destination, a media company founded by John Gonzalez, make their Latino Comics Expo debut this October 11 & 12. Their comic book series, THE ELITES UNIT 52, is written by John and Carlos Gonzalez, illustrated by Julien Aguilera and edited by Michelle Gonzalez.


Cartoonist Javier Hernandez, creator of El Muerto, will be debuting two new books at the Expo, MORE COMICS and the LOS COMEX FELIZ NAVIDAD SPECIAL. In 2011, he co-founded the Latino Comics Expo with Bay Area patron of the arts, Ricardo Padilla.


Daniel Parada, creator of the comic series Zotz: Serpent and Shield, returns once again to the Latino Comics Expo. His story follows twin brothers Pakal and Kaan in an alternative Mesoamerican history where the Spanish Conquest was repelled. Daniel is currently working on issue #3, and will have the first two books available at the Expo.


Tragic Hero Comics join us for their first Latino Comics Expo. Publisher Ray Zepeda is the writer of their flagship title, ANTI-HERO 113, which he describes as a "collection of stories featuring aberrant Heroes, Antiheroes, and Villains for a whole new generation!". Ray's collaborator on the book is artist Ryan Scales.

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.