Author Frederick Aldama will be returning to the Latino Comics Expo this weekend in San Francisco.
Aldama, an Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor at Ohio State University, has written 14 books on Latino and Postcolonial literature, music, art, film and comic books. His 2008 book, YOUR BRAIN ON LATINO COMICS, featured interviews with over 20 creators, including Latino Comics Expo exhibitors Rafael Navarro, Hector Cantu, Carlos Saldaña and others.
Among his 6 upcoming books are a study on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and, as editor, a book entitled LATINOS AND NARRATIVE MEDIA: PARTICIPATION AND PORTRAYAL, featuring a forward by LCX Co-founder Javier Hernandez.
Professor Aldama will be conducting a presentation on Saturday at 12 noon entitled: "Spandexed Latinos: Geometric Storytelling in Superhero Comics" discussing how the interplay of form (drawing, layout, color,
ink, for instance) along with the content (characterization, theme,
plot) make for engaging (and sometimes not so engaging) Latino
superheroes in the history of comics.
* Due to a prior commitment, Aldama will only be available at the Expo for the morning of his presentation.
Visit Frederick at the Latino Comics Expo San Francisco, being held once again at the Cartoon Art Museum at 655 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94105. The Expo runs from 11am-5pm on Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2.
Attendance is included with paid admission to the Museum:
$7 – Adults (The Cartoon Art Museum is now offering a special 'Dos Dias' 2-day ticket for $10)
$5 – Students & Seniors
$3 – Children (ages 6 – 12)
FREE to children age 5 & under.