Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Jim Lujan, Ramon Villalobos & Mapache Studios at the Latino Comics Expo San José
Award winning filmmaker Jim Lujan returns once again to join us at the Latino Comics Expo. He writes, directs, voices and scores his animated movies, and for his current project he's teaming up legendary independent filmmaker Bill Plympton to create the full-length animated feature, REVENGEANCE. Jim created our new animated trailer and will be screening some of his films during the two days of the Expo.
Ramon Villalobos, illustrator and comic book artist, will be joining us for his first Latino Comics Expo. Ramon recently illustrated a Young Avengers storyline for Marvel Comics' ORIGINAL SIN series, created the covers for EXIT GENERATION and has illustrated a story in Valiant's upcoming anniversary issue of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG.
Mapache Studios, a comic book studio from Chile, make their Latino Comics Expo debut. Comprised by writer Fernando de Peña and artist Rodrigo Vargas, Mapache currently have two series available online and in print, LUCHA LIBRE and ELISA Y LOS MUTANTES. Fernando and Rodrigo will have a presentation on their work and the state of Chilean comics.
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.