Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kevin Gerard, Omar Morales, Rafael Navarro & Jules Rivera at the Latino Comics Expo San Jose

Kevin Gerard, writer of the DIEGO'S DRAGON series of books for middle school and young adult readers, will be attending his first Latino Comics Expo this October. A popular speaker at libraries and schools, Kevin's series tells the ongoing story of a middle school student and his fantastic adventures with the fire-breathing dragon Magnifico.



Omar Morales, creator and writer of the graphic novel CruZader: Agent of the Vatican will be making his Latino Comics Expo debut as well. Omar recently ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish the hardcover graphic novel, featuring a cover by comic book great Paul Gulacy.



Rafael Navarro, Xeric Award winning cartoonist and Emmy Award winning storyboard artist, returns for his 5th consecutive Expo. Rafael is the creator behind the long-running international cult series SONAMBULO (featuring a former masked wrestler turned supernatural private eye) as well as the co-creator/artist of the time-traveling shoot 'em up, GUNS A'BLAZIN.

Jules Rivera, creator of the graphic novels series VALKYRIE SQUADRON and MISFORTUNE HIGH. A former engineer in the defense industry, Jules is now working full-time on her career in comics, illustration and animation. She's run two successful Kickstarter campaigns for books 1 & 2 of her 'magic school in the ghetto' series, MISFORTUNE HIGH.

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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