An exhibitor at last year's inaugural Expo, Crystal Gonzalez has been painting and drawing professionally for more than 10yrs and recently self-published the first issue to her graphic novel entitled “In The Dark”, which is a humorous and satirical story that looks at religions and customs through the eyes of the demons in Hell. Her projects in production include completing issue two of her graphic novel, gallery paintings that explore and comment on modern society and its cultural mores, and animation-based installations including a series of animated shorts based on "In The Dark".
Attending her first LCX is Adriana Garcia Cabrera, who will be representing DELILIA IMAGES, publishers of AZTEC OF THE CITY. Originally created by Fernando Rodriquez in 1993, under the self-published imprint, EL SALTO COMICS, AZTEC OF THE CITY makes it's return in an all-new series.
Of the new direction, writer and creator Fernando Rodriguez says of his artistic collaborator, Ernie Polo of Mountain View, CA, "Ernie has done a tremendous job on both the new cover and story,'' says Fernando. "Aztec of the City is now a college level reading story whose focus is to share with everyone the culture and histories of the Mexican-American heroes they depict. We also introduce in this new comic book, the story of the Super Chicano. A struggling out of work Latino who dons the Mexican flag as a cape in his crime-fighting adventures.''
For FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, which falls on May 5, DELILIA IMAGES will also be making available a limited number of free copies of Rodriguez's special edition ADELITA, the story of the Mexican Revolutionary female hero of 1920. The book also features TALES OF AZTLAN, featuring THE LEGEND OF LA LLORONA. Visit AZTEC OF THE CITY on Facebook.