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Saturday, May 7, 2011

LATINO COMICS EXPO


Today and Tomorrow!!! The First Annual Latino Comics Expo comes to La Mission SF... 


THE FIRST ANNUAL LATINO COMICS EXPO

Saturday, May 7- Sunday, May 8, 2011, 


11:00am-5:00pm


Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission St.
San Francisco, Ca 94105

Free with paid admission to the Cartoon Art Museum


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 AushenkerEL GATO, CRIME MANGLER; Hector Cantu, writer of the BALDO newspaper strip;Jose CabreraCRYING MACHO MAN; Jaime Crespo, TORTILLA;Javier HernandezEL MUERTORafael NavarroSONAMBULO;Anthony OporezaAMIGOMANGrasiela RodriguezLUNATIC FRINGECarlos SaldañaBURRITO; 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.

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