Thursday, May 5, 2011

Grasiela Rodriguez at The Latino Comics Expo

Attending the LATINO COMICS EXPO is artist Grasiela Rodriguez, who'll be debuting her 'motion comic' version of her recently published comic book, LUNATIC FRINGE.

Grasiela's prolific output in art can be seen in art galleries, chalk festivals, animated shorts, and now comic books. In her own words, she shares some thoughts about her artwork and herself:

"It started with a boy and a girl, and a heart, and a game… LUNATIC FRINGE is a story of love, hate, and redemption told through classic rock and roll music. I'm hrilled about appearing at the First Annual Latino Comic Book Festival. I made my first comic last year, "LUNATIC FRINGE", and am currently working on a second series titled “SPADRA” to be released in the early fall of 2011. For the Latino Comic Book festival I've animated a censored version of my comic book story which deals with finding one’s identity and finding one’s way in the world. It’s drawn in a cute girly-girl style that’s a mix of indy comics with a slight lowbrow influence. I like to work with limited color palettes so that colors can become part of the storytelling process. In the future, I'd also like to collect all of my stories into graphic novels.

Living with art involves effort, but the effort is worth it--Art stretches my intellectual horizons, taps my emotions, deepens my humanity and makes me less alone in the world. I work as a graphic designer, and as an artist that means I'm always in “create” mode. Please stop by my table to get your free 'SLOW RIDE' button while supplies last!"

Grasiela's LUNATIC FRINGE Motion Comic will be screening at 2pm this Saturday, May 7 at the LATINO COMICS EXPO, held inside the CARTOON ART MUSEUM. She'll also have a table for both days where you can meet her and purchase her comics. 

To see one of Grasiela's animated shorts, click here>  NERISSA AND CORDELIA IN 'The Cell Phone Jerk'.

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