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.

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.