Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Richard Jacobo, Libros Latinos & Serenity Serseción at the Latino Comics Expo San José


Richard Jacobo joins us for his first Expo. Growing up in the U.S. from a large Mexican family, Richard says that 'comics, video games, and cartoons where my escape, moreover my salvation'. He's recently begun making his own comics, after using techniques he learned while printmaking and zine making.


LIBROS LATINOS is a leading purveyor of books and journals from Latin America and the Caribbean, and returns to join us at this year's Expo. Their catalog includes over 25,000 titles, including art, literature, history and comics & graphic novels. 

 
Serenity Serseción also joins us for her first Expo. She's published her own comics independently and with other artists since 2006, while at the same time completing a PhD in psychology with a focus on Latino mental health and services. Her stories are influenced by her life in Puerto Rico, and adjusting to the USA; in addition to topics ranging from love, ghosts and mental health (such as depression, loss and anxiety). 

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, October 3, 2014

Yehudi Mercado and Theresa Rojas at the Latino Comics Expo San José


Yehudi Mercado, an Art Director for Disney Interactive, will be joining us for his first Expo. He recently worked as writer/art director for the Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon mobile game. His graphic novels include Pantalones, TX (Boom/Archaia), Buffalo Speedway (Devastator) and the upcoming Rocket Salvage (Boom/Archaia). He contributes to The Amazing World of Gumball and the upcoming Uncle Grandpa comics (Boom).



Theresa Rojas, also joining us for her first Expo, is an artist and doctoral candidate at The Ohio State University completing her dissertation at MIT in the department of Comparative Media Studies & Writing. Her dissertation is on the narratological tools at work in Latino comics, literature, television, and film. She'll be moderating two panels at the Expo: "SuperLats: Latino Superheroes in Mainstream & Alternative Comics" and "Lucha Libre, Urban Apocalypse, and [Semi/Auto] Biographix: Latino Comics Studies in the 21st Century".

 
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.