Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jose Cabrera, Richard Dominguez, Neat-O Comics & El Verde at the Latino Comics Expo San Jose

Jose Cabrera, illustrator and the Latino Comics Expo's Graphic Designer, is the creator of the CRYING MACHO MAN strip. Among his clients are the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles (GHOULA) and the band LAS BRUJAS. Jose created the Latino Comics Expo logo, and has handled the graphic design for each of our posters since our first show in 2011.

Richard Dominguez joins us for his first ever Latino Comics Expo. Richard is the creator of the comic series EL GATO NEGRO, and also runs an illustration/ design studio in Dallas, TX. Richard was among a wave of Mexican-American cartoonists in the early 90s leading a self-publishing movement which inspired many other artists of Latino descent to create their own DIY comic book properties.

Neat-O Comics, headed by Luis Calderon and Johnny Parker, bring their comic BLACK FIST & BROWN HAND to the Expo. Intended to smash stereotypes, their exploitation heroes "protect their community from racism, sexism, discrimination, exploitation, B.E.T., Hipsters, Mitt Romney’s sons, & auto tuned hip-hop music!!". 

EL VERDE, a web comic and a stage play, will be represented by director/producer Alejandra Cisneros and writer/actor Anthony Aguilar. The plays chronicle the adventures of El Verde in a variety of scenarios involving superhero parody and cultural satire. With the work of graphic artist Luke Lizalde, El Verde eventually panned out as as web comic as well.

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.

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