Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Crystal Gonzalez, Liz Mayorga, Jaime Portillo & Carlos Saldaña at the Latino Comics Expo San Jose

Crystal Gonzalez returns to join us in San Jose this October. Crystal's comic book series, IN THE DARK, features her trademark whimsical and macabre art. In addition to her comics, her art appears in gallery shows as well as the occassional animated shorts she creates featuring her parade of mischievous creations. 

Liz Mayorga has appeared at every Latino Comics Expo since the first one in 2011. A freelance illustrator and writer, she also produces her own zines and comix (THE PIGEON QUEEN, INKED). Since 2011, she's been the Co-Director of the San Francisco Zine Fest

Jaime Portillo, writer and publisher (Jimmy Daze Comics), joins us for his first Latino Comics Expo. In 2007 he won a Xeric Award for his first graphic novel, GABRIEL. His latest book, HELL PASO: THE STORY OF DALLAS STOUDENMIRE, was awarded the Border Regional Library Association SOUTHWEST BOOK AWARD in 2013, the first comic book to ever been given that honor. 

Carlos Saldaña is the creator of BURRITO, an all-ages comic featuring a time-traveling, adventurous donkey. In the early 90s, he was part of a pioneering wave of Latino creators self-publishing their own comics. He's also performed stand-up comedy and also creates his own  animated shorts.

The Latino Comics Expo San Jóse will be held the weekend of October 11 & 12 at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on the campus of San Jóse 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 Jóse, CA 95112.

1 comment:

  1. I'm excited about the event. I can't wait for it.