Comics

2016 Pomona Chalk Festival

Last Saturday I participated in this year’s Pomona Chalk Festival. The them was “My Favorite Book”. I recently received this wonderful book titled “Latinx Comic Book Storytelling” in the mail from the author Frederick Luis Aldama and it has the cover art of one of my favorite cartoonist of all time, Jaime Hernandez so I decided to chalk it!

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“Latinx Comic Book Storytelling” cover art by Jaime Hernandez.
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Making progress on my chalk square…
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My finished square, I hope I did Jaime Hernandez justice, Love and Rockets Forever!

2016 Latino Comics Exhibit at Martin Luther King Library

Thanks to Kathryn Blackmer Reyes and San Jose State University, Martin Luther King Library for hosting a great exhibit. I am honored to be a part of this exhibit with such talented artists. The Latino comics will be on display in the library through Sept 30th, 5th floor Cultural Heritage Center, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. Stop by if you are in the area.

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Clockwise left to right: Crystal Gonzalez’s “In the Dark” graphic novel and plush, Gabriela Gamboa’s “Miss Lonely Hearts 2”, Jules Rivera’s “Misfortune High”, Liz Mayora’s “Monstrous Love Stories” and yours truly: Grasiela Rodriguez’s “Lunatic Fringe” and “Spadra”.
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The art of Jose Cabrera, “Latino Warrior” and Rafael Navarro’s “Sonambulo”.
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Jandro Gamboa and Bernyce Talley’s “Monty Gomez The Luchador”, Richard Dominguez’s “El Gato Negro” and artwork by Lalo Alcarez.
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Javier Hernandez’s “El Muerto”, “The Coma”, “Les Vodouisants” and “El Muerto Mishmash”
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Top row: Jaime Crespo’s “Tortilla”, Bottom: Carlos Saldana’s “Burrito” and unidentified comics (the ones I still need to buy!).

2016 Comic Book Invasion

Had a wonderful time at the City of Commerce Library’s 2016 Comic Book Invasion. Had a good children’s workshop and the kids were great! Much thanks to the library for putting on the event.

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Had a great superhero mask & cape making workshop for kids.
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The kids in the workshop enjoyed the opportunity to paint their favorite superhero logos.
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More children at the workshop.
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The kids had fun making and wearing the capes.
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My assistants at the library. The girl kneeling is chalk artist Connie Flores, you can see her chalk work at the yearly Pasadena Chalk Festival on father’s day weekend.
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The kids were excited to get their little capes made.
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I even got another kid to read my “Ocean Daydreams” zine at my table.

Comic Book Invasion at City of Commerce Library

I am excited to participate in the 2nd Annual Comic Book Invasion at City of Commerce Library next Saturday.

I will be doing a children’s craft activity at 1:25 PM, “Make your own Super Hero Mask & Cape”. This is a free event, bring all the kids! For more information click on the flyer below to link to the Commerce Library website.

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Don’t miss my Super Hero Mask & Cape workshop at 1:25 PM.

2016 Latino Comics Expo

I was happy to participate in this year’s Latino Comics Expo, which was held at the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art. There were so many creators to meet and so many great panels to attend all week-end long. Some of the artists also participated in the “Artists Assemble” art show in conjunction with the expo. A great time was has by all. If you missed it, come to the expo next year. Thank you Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art and thanks to everyone who showed up to support the 2016 Latino Comics Art Expo.

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My table set-up at 2016 Latino Comics Expo.
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A Conversation with The Hernandez Brothers, Mario and Jaime Hernandez, creators of Love And Rockets Comic Book Series. This was the only panel I was able to sneak off and watch the whole week-end.
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My comic characters drawn by comic artist Richard Dominguez, creator of El Gato Negro Nocturnal Warrior.
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It was an honor to have my table visited by Jaime Hernandez, creator of Love and Rockets Comic Book Series.
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My haul from the 2016 Latino Comics Expo, Clockwise from Left to Right: Black T-Shirt of El Gato Negro from creator Richard Dominguez, Dia de Los Metros shot glass set from “Muy Nice” by Hortencia Aguirre Ceramics,Mexican Jazz by Israel Francisco Haros Lopez, Gutter Magic colored by Jules Rivera, Book III of Zotz: Serpent And Shield by Daniel Parada, Monty Gomez The Luchador by Sandro Gamboa and Bernyce Talley, Ghost Lady drawing by the one and only Rafael Navarro, The Art of Jaime Hernandez a retrospect of life work by Jaime Hernande, Monstrous Love Stories by Liz Mayorga, and Tortilla Issue Number Four by Jaime Crespo. I also got a sticker from Ofloda Monster!