Friday, August 8, 2014

Frederick Aldama, Brownywood Entertainment, Chunky Girl Comics & Rhode Montino at the Latino Comic Expo San José

Frederick Aldama, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio State University, returns once again to join us at the Expo. Aldama is the author and editor of 20 books, including Your Brain on Latino Comics. His latest book The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez is due this Fall. Aldama will be hosting several panels at this year's Expo, including "The Art Of Geometric Storytelling In Latino Comics" and an interview with Jaime Hernandez.

Brownywood Entertainment join us for their first Latino Comics Expo. Co-owners Tony Flores (artist) and Jeevn Atwal (writer) will be debuting their new comic Wings of Anathema, as well as having prints and merchandise of their other creations, including Lil Jeewee.

Chunky Girl Comics, represented by founder/writer Marisa Garcia, will be joining us once again. The ladies from the Heavy Response Unit empower people to look beyond the typical image for superheroes and change the standards of what is beautiful in the world of comics, pop culture and cosplay.

Rhode Montijo is the prolific creator behind the Pablo's Inferno comic series, as well as numerous children's books including Cloud Boy, The Gumazing Gum Girl! and Halloween Kid (which is currently in production as an animated film). He's illustrated the Melvin Beederman series (written by Greg Trine) and co-created the educational book Super Grammar with Tony Preciado.

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

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