Today and Tomorrow!!! The First Annual Latino Comics Expo comes to La Mission SF...
THE FIRST ANNUAL LATINO COMICS EXPO
The Latino Comics Expo is an event celebrating the influence of Latino culture on the comic book arts. The event founders are longtime Bay Area arts patronRicardo Padilla and cartoonist/publisher Javier Hernandez.
Attending creators include Michael Aushenker, EL GATO, CRIME MANGLER; Hector Cantu, writer of the BALDO newspaper strip;Jose Cabrera, CRYING MACHO MAN; Jaime Crespo, TORTILLA;Javier Hernandez, EL MUERTO; Rafael Navarro, SONAMBULO;Anthony Oporeza, AMIGOMAN; Grasiela Rodriguez, LUNATIC FRINGE; Carlos Saldaña, BURRITO; and others to be announced. Museum patrons will have the opportunity to meet these artists, purchase books, get original sketches and participate in workshops and special presentations throughout the weekend.
Highlighting the Expo will be a rare convention appearance byMario Hernandez, who launched the legendary LOVE AND ROCKETS comic book series back in 1982 , along with his brothers Jaime and Gilbert. Mario will be conducting a reading and signing. An exhibition celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of LOVE AND ROCKETS is scheduled to launch at the Cartoon Art Museum in 2012.
Also, check out the Facebook invite HERE.