Details for the third annual Latino Comics Expo have just been announced. It will be held June 1-2 at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Guests includeMario Hernandez ( Love & Rockets, Citizen Rex ) highlights an all-star line-up of artists and writers that include: Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo), Octavio Rodriguez (Pixar) , Gabrielle Gamboa (Miss Lonelyhearts) , Liz Mayorga (Spunky Cat Comix), Javier Hernandez (El Muerto, Weapon Tex-Mex), Jose Cabrera (Crying Macho Man), Daniel Parada (Zotz) , Crystal Gonzalez, Jaime Crespo, Grasiela Rodriguez and many others.
You can read more about it in the PR below or like it up on Facebook.
“The Latino Comics Expo showcases some of the biggest Latino names in the comic industry, including comic books, newspaper strips, webcomics, zines and more,” says Expo co-founder Javier Hernandez, creator of El Muerto: The Aztec Zombie. “It’s one of the most unique comic events in the country, and it gives comic and graphic novel fans a chance to personally meet top creators.”
A special attraction this year are the many panels and workshops being offered to the public, which include presentations by Professor Frederick Aldama (Your Brain on Latino Comics), who will discuss his new book and Animator Jim Lujan (Ghettomation) who will debut his latest 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.
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.
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