3rd Annual Latino Comics Expo

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The Cartoon Art Museum hosts the Third Annual Latino Comics Expo on June 1-2, 2013!

Attendance included with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum

SPECIAL 2-DAY ADMISSION AVAILABLE FOR $10 – IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR

Press Release:

The Latino Comics Expo, the nation’s first convention focusing on Latino creators and Latino-themed subject matter, returns for its third consecutive year at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, from Saturday, June 1 to Sunday, June 2, 2013. Mario Hernandez (Love & Rockets) highlights an all-star line-up of artists and writers including Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo), Octavio Rodriguez (Pixar), Gabrielle Gamboa (Miss Lonelyhearts), Liz Mayorga (Spunky Cat Comix), Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Jose Cabrera (Crying Macho Man), Daniel Parada (Zotz), Crystal Gonzalez (In the Dark), Jaime Crespo (Tortilla), Grasiela Rodriguez (Spadra), and many others.

“When Ricardo Padilla and I first started the Expo, we weren’t sure just how big the demand would be for a comic convention focusing on Latino creators and subject matter” says Expo co-founder Javier Hernandez. “But the response from attendees, as well as the artists, has been an enthusiastic affirmation of our dream.”

A special attraction this year are a variety of panels being offered to the public, including Professor Frederick Aldama (Your Brain on Latino Comics), who will discuss his new book Multimediated Latinos: Film, Television, Web, Comics and Latinos in the 21st Century. Filmmaker Jim Lujan, recipient of this year’s Bill Plympton Award for Indie Animation, will make his first appearance at the Expo, screening a selection of his animated films. For creative individuals seeking to produce their own work, Nathan Sabri and Jacob Kaufman, lawyers with the firm Morrison & Foerster, will lead a panel and answer questions regarding Intellectual Property and Copyright Law. There will also be a workshop for kids, where participants create their own comics.

This Year’s Latino Comics Expo is Dedicated to the Memory & Spirit of Spain Rodriguez, who passed away last year, and who was kind enough to participate in our 2012 Expo.

All events are open to the public and are included with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum at 655 Mission Street, near Yerba Buena Gardens between New Montgomery and Third Street in San Francisco.

The Latino Comics Expo was co-founded by Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez to provide a showcase for Latino creators and others to share their work with the public. Through published comics, webcomics, graphic novels and other visual mediums, the Expo seeks to share the Latino-American experience through the diversity of the artists and their works.

The Cartoon Art Museum, founded in 1984, is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics in all their forms. The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public.

SF – Noche de Latinas

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The Cartoon Art Museum and The Latino Comics Expo are proud to announce Noche de Latinas, an evening with Latina comic book artists discussing their craft, their inspirations, and how they manage to navigate in the “macho” world of comics. Bay Area Creators Gabrielle Gamboa (Miss LonelyHearts), Crystal Gonzales (In the Dark), Liz Mayorga (Spunkycatcomix.com) and L.A.-based artist Grasiela Rodriguez (Spadra/Lunatic Fringe) will share their stories and experiences, as well as their best practices in creating independent comics, zines and web animation.

This event takes place on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Cartoon Art Museum, and is free and open to the public. Noche de Latinas is held in conjunction with the current exhibition La Raza Comica: The Latin American Experience in the Comic Book Arts, on display at the Cartoon Art Museum through September 30, 2012.

Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

CA – Fantastic 4th Blast Off

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Fun for the whole family as Gumby and Captain America appear in person to meet and greet the kiddies while local cartoonists sign their family-friendly comics on Sunday July 3rd from 10am to 6pm! Cartoonists will include Michael Aushenker (“Cartoon Flophouse”) and Rafael Navarro (“Sonambulo”), the co-creators of “Gumby’s Gang Starring Pokey”, Carlos Saldana (“Burrito”), Will Caulfield (“Bat-Bat”), Jose Cabrera (“Crying Macho Man”), “Ghettomation” animator Jim Lujan, Grasiela Rodriguez (“Lunatic Fringe”), and the Agimat team (the comic strip “Shadow Candy,” the video game “Sugar Rush”).

For the more mature and twisted crowd, Richard Carradine and Lisa Strouss, co-founders of GHOULA (Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles), will sign copies of GHOULA Comix #1, which features work by many of the cartoonists in attendance.

Hi De Ho Comics
350 Broadway Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-4336