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.


  1. So, where are the argentinian comics? And the mexican? Brazilian? Chilean? Or should it be called the “latino comics made in USA” expo?

    A pity. Argentina in particular is a hotbed of great comics creators.

  2. Pedro,

    “Latino comics made in USA” just doesn’t roll off the tongue!

    Some of our exhibitors at previous shows have been from Mexico. They traveled to the U.S. to attend our Expo, or they currently live here.

    As we grow, we’ll naturally attract more creators from the places you mentioned, and others as well. We’ve had inquiries from Chile, actually, bu traveling expenses being what they are, plus other logistical considerations, are factors that must be considered for the artists. We eventually hope to be in the financial position to bring in the artists ourselves. We’re even hoping to one day take the show internationally!

    Thanks for your interest in the Expo.

  3. You may not bring the people, but you CAN bring the comics. Do some original art expositions or showcase the most important Latin American comics.

    Here in distant Portugal I’ve already seen AT LEAST four different expositions on the works of long deceased argentinian comics artist Hector German Oesterheld (arguably the greatest Latin American comics writer ever). The authors weren’t present, but the works were. You guys are in a Museum! You should be able to do even a small one-room exposition on Latin American comics.

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