Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mario Hernandez returns to the Latino Comics Expo in San Francisco

Mario Hernandez, co-creator of LOVE & ROCKETS, will be at the Cartoon Art Museum this weekend.





Mario has been with us since the first Latino Comics Expo, and we welcome him back once again. On Saturday, he'll be hosting a screening of "Trashman: The Art of Spain Rodriguez", a short film on the legendary underground cartoonist who passed away November of 2012. Mario, a good friend of Spain, appeared in a talk with him at last year's Expo. Mario will share some memories about Rodriguez after the screening.


This September, Cedar Grove Publishing will be releasing a new book by Mario called "Niñas de la Tierra" (Sowbugs):

"From the hot suburban streets of Southern California to the sun drenched coast of Mexico and back again, two estranged Latina cousins re-unite and unravel a curious mystery involving local folk legends, archeology and a long absent father, thought to have all but abandoned his struggling family. With the help of yet another pretty and popular cousin, an annoying but clever little sister and a put upon brother exiled to grandmas house, this motley team blend untapped talents and bravery becoming closer as their adventure shows them the ways of family loyalty, camaraderie and teamwork." 

* Please note that Mario will only be attending the Expo on Saturday, June 1.

Visit Mario 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.

Jaime Crespo returns to the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Jaime Crespo, Bay Area cartoonist, will be at the Cartoon Art Museum this weekend.


Crespo will be debuting his new book,TORTILLA #3. His work has appeared in comics, magazines and other publications throughout his career, as well as the occassional gallery show.

Visit Jaime 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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Latino Comics Expo Co-founder Javier Hernandez interviewed at NBC Latino.Com

Co-founder of the Latino Comics Expo Javier Hernandez is featured in an interview today at NBC Latino.Com.
Javier will also be at the Expo this weekend, June 1 & 2. On Sunday he'll be conducting a Kid's Comic Book Workshop, free to all attendees of the Expo.

Visit 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.

Frederick Aldama at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

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.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Michael Aushenker at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Cartoonist Michael Aushenker returns to the Latino Comics Expo this June 1 & 2.
Creator of the EL GATO, CRIME MANGLER series, a humor comic inspired in equal parts by Lucha Libre and the Three Stooges, Michael is also the Associate Editor of COMIC BOOK CREATOR, a new magazine from TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING. 
 
Among Michael's other comic creations are GREENBLATT THE GREAT, THOSE UNSTOPPABLE ROGUES & SILLY GOOSE. He has also written comics for other publishers, including GUMBY'S GANG STARRING POKEY and BART SIMPSON.

His upcoming work includes illustrating "HELL'S KITTY: LOST ANGEL", based on the web comic written by Nicholas Tana, and editing and contributing to "THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE HUMAN FLY", a revival of the masked Canadian stuntman turned superhero as featured in a Marvel Comics series from 1977-1979. 

 THE HUMAN FLY © Human Fly International Inc.

Visit Michael 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.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Liz Mayorga at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Liz Mayorga will be joining us once again at the country's premiere convention for Latino cartoonists this June 1 & 2.


Liz, a writer and cartoonist, serves as the Co-Director of the San Francisco Zine Fest. She is also the West Coast Coordinator the POC Zine Project.  Among the publications she'll have at the Latino Comics Expo will be her recent collection MONSTROUS LOVE STORIES, a mash-up of horror and romance genres.


Visit Liz 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.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Chunky Girl Comics at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Making their debut appearance as Latino Comics Expo exhibitors, the husband & wife team of Jose and Marisa Garcia bring their Chunky Girl Comics to the Expo.


Marisa, the writer and creative director, states " Our dream is to bring awareness to how bullying and singling out differences effects everyone, not just children. We love to celebrate women, men and children of all sizes and show that despite size and having a little extra padding, we can do all that everyone else can do!”. 

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Along with their illustrator Grant Miller, Marisa and Jose hope to inspire and entertain with their Heavy Response Unit group of superheroes. They will have comics & prints available for sale. * Please note that they will only be attending the Expo on Sunday, June 2.

Visit Jose & Marisa 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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Jose Cabrera at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Jose Cabrera returns to the Latino Comics Expo this June 1 & 2 at the Cartoon Art Museum.


Jose, long known for his Crying Macho Man gag comics, will be debuting a new art book at the Expo. "For many years I have made my mark in the comic world through my Crying Macho Man alter ego" he shares with us. "But recently I have gotten off that train and hopped onto a spaceship that has taken me away to the deep recesses of my imagination. This journey so far has been so fulfilling and freeing that I feel I have become the artist I always wanted to become. When creating these flights of fancy I can see the strong comic influences in my pieces and the free association writing I was assigned in college."

In addition to his cartooning and illustration work, Jose is the official Graphic Designer for the Latino Comics Expo. An intergal part of production team, has designed our two previous posters, as well as this year's. 


Visit Jose 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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Daniel Parada at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Daniel Parada returns to the Latino Comics Expo this June 1 & 2 at the Cartoon Art Museum.

  Cover to the upcoming issue #2.


Daniel made his first appearance at the Latino Comics Expo last year, with his book ZOTZ: SERPENT AND SHIELD. The story involves an alternative history of MesoAmerica, one in which the Spanish were not victorious. Two young twin brothers,Pakal and Kaan, are the focus of the series, as Daniel intertwines their lives with the emergence of a new history in the Americas.

Visit Daniel 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.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Filmmaker Jim Lujan at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Another artist making his first appearance at the Latino Comics Expo is Jim Lujan, whose animated films will be screening at the Cartoon Art Museum this June 1 & 2.




Jim Lujan, a prolific filmmaker whose chosen medium is animation, writes/animates/directs/scores and even voices his own productions. Earlier this year he was awarded the Plympton Award for Indie Animation by maverick animation legend Bill Plympton.



Jim will be screening a block of his movies during the Expo on Saturday at 1pm, and on Sunday he'll be participating in a group animation screening with several other Expo attendees including Crystal Gonzalez, Isis Rodriguez, Jose Cabrera and John Jota Leanos.


Jim will have copies of his DVDs and prints of his artwork available for purchase at the Expo as well.

Visit him 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.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ozi Magaña at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Bay Area artist Ozi Magaña will be making his first appearance at the Latino Comics Expo in San Francisco June 1  &2.

Danny Trejo as Batman: 

 "As soon as I thought it I knew I had to make it." recalls Ozi. "How ridiculously awesome would this movie be. My aim is to use various aspects of Latino culture, from Pre-Colimbian to contemporary, to re-interpret superheroes in a way I would have like to see growing up. When life gives you white bread, toast it."

Spider Codex by Ozi Magaña

Visit him 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 
$5 – Students & Seniors 
$3 – Children (ages 6 – 12) 
FREE to children age 5 & under.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gabrielle Gamboa at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Cartoonist/art instructor Gabrielle Gamboa will have for sale Part 2 of her adaptation of Nathaniel West's novel MISS LONELY HEARTS at the 2013 LATINO COMICS EXPO SAN FRANCISCO.


Gabrielle Gamboa, an attendee at the two previous Expos, recently was featured at the Cartoon Art Museum's Small Press Spotlight. In addition to her cartooning work in comics and her teaching jobs, she regularly exhibits artwork in gallery shows across the country.



Visit her 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   
$5 – Students & Seniors  
$3 – Children (ages 6 – 12)   
FREE to children age 5 & under.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Erik Arreaga appearing at the Latino Comcis Expo San Francisco

The Latino Comics Expo welcomes artist Eric "Phour Nyne Guy" Arreaga as he makes his first appearance with us this June 1 & 2 in San Francisco.



A San Diego native, much of Erik's artistic influences stem from 80s Pop Culture. A very active exhibitor on the national comic book convention circuit, Erik's debut at the Latino Comics Expo is something we're looking forward to.

Visit Erik 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 
$5 – Students & Seniors
$3 – Children (ages 6 – 12) 
FREE to children age 5 & under.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Crystal Gonzalez debuts new work at Latino Comics Expo San Francisco!

Crystal Gonzalez, creator of IN THE DARK, will be debuting issue #2 this June 1 & 2 at the Cartoon Art Museum.




Crystal will be exhibiting on both days. In addition to her comics work, she also creates in the paint and digital mediums. She'll have prints of her artwork, as well as a screening of one of her animated shorts during Sunday's group animation show


Visit her 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 
$5 – Students & Seniors
$3 – Children (ages 6 – 12) 
FREE to children age 5 & under.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fernando Rodriguez debuts new issue of AZTEC OF THE CITY in San Francisco

Writer/creator/publisher Fernando Rodriguez, a 20 year veteran in the indie comics business, will have a new issue of AZTEC OF THE CITY at this year's Latino Comics Expo in San Francisco on June 1 & 2.



Also appearing in the book is another new title, AGUILA DE MEXICO. Representing Rodriguez's studio DELILIA IMAGES will be Adriana Garcia Cabrera and Elizabeth Torreblanca. Visit their table 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 
$5 – Students & Seniors
$3 – Children (ages 6 – 12) 
FREE to children age 5 & under.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Animation screenings at the 2013 Latino Comics Expo San Francisco

Joining us for his first Latino Comics Expo is Jim Lujan, winner of the 2013 Bill Plympton Indie Animation Award. Writer, director, animator of his own cartoon shorts, Jim will be screening a selection of his films at the Latino Comics Expo San Francisco (@ the Cartoon Art Museum) on Saturday, June 1.


On Sunday, June 2, Jim will be joining a group of our other LCX exhibitors in presenting a whole block of their animated films.

Please join us on June 1 & 2 at the Cartoon Art Museum for 2 days of comics, art and cartoons! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

GEEK OUTSIDER.COM celebrates Latino superheroes for Cinco de Mayo!

The pop culture website, GEEK OUTSIDER.COM, posted this headline today: 

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these Awesome Mexican SuperHeroes!

They spotlight 4 Mexican characters including video game hero Juan Aguacate from "GUACAMELEE!"....




...as well as the comic book FATIMA by Gilbert Hernandez and works by Latino Comics Expo exhibitors Rafael Navarro (SONAMBULO) and Javier Hernandez (EL MUERTO).

Visit the site by clicking on the link and celebrate!