Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes at the Latino Comics Expo San José

Image Courtesy of U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes


ICE DISH, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Illegal Superheroes, will have a Community Outreach operation during the Latino Comics Expo in San José. Various agents will be on hand to communicate and educate the public on the issues involving the investigation of "a wide range of domestic, international, and intergalactic activities arising from the movement of illegal superheroes into, within, and out of the United States".

Their mission statement asserts that they were "created based on the recognition that the country's current immigration policy must be applied to all, including superheroes. ICE DISH’s mission is to enforce this idea by identifying, investigating, apprehending, and deporting illegal superheroes, along with raising awareness about pertinent issues. The agency is responsible for dismantling illegal superhero-related vulnerabilities regarding the nation's border, economic, transportation, and infrastructure security. ICE DISH  is primarily devoted to its two principal operating components - Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)."

Video Courtesy of U.S. Department of Illegal Superheroes

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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gilbert Armendariz, Gabrielle Gamboa & Grasiela Rodriguez at the Latino Comics Expo San José


Gilbert Armendariz joins us for his time at the Latino Comics Expo. Gilbert is a graphic artist and cartoonist who publishes under his imprint NDVR Comics and experiments with digital animation in his free time. He'll be bringing his comix and prints to event.

Gabrielle Gamboa
has attended every Latino Comics Expo since our first one in 2011. She's a cartoonist and art instructor who this year has work in three books by Rob Kirby: Pratfall, NoMe and Double Nickels on the Dime, as well as a story in the anthology Henry & Glenn Forever and Ever. Gabby will also once again be conducting another children's art workshop for us.



Grasiela Rodriguez has also attended every Expo and is the founder of Not Your Friend Comic Books. She's a graphic artist, illustrator and independent animator, and she'll be debuting her new comic "What Is And What Should Never Be", the second issue of her Lunatic Fringe series.


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.



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.