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Thanks to everyone all artists and attendees of the third annual Latino Comics Expo this weekend! Check out this great writeup on the event on Comics Beat: http://comicsbeat.com/on-the-scene-the-latino-comics-expo/.
Photos from the 2013 Latino Comics Expo in San Francisco.
Confessionals about family and tattoos? A Mesoamerican answer to Game of Thrones? E.T. in a sombrero? These comic artists are doing it all, and doing it for themselves.
I always asked my parents about our indigenous background and they could never give me any answers. And it made me really angry to know that my parents had no concept of that.
Comic book artist Liz Mayorga, who sees art as a way to connect to her Mexican roots, told The World. Her comic “A Caxcan Guerrilla Takes Over the Awkward Girl” is about a tribe of indigenous people in her parents’ hometown of El Teul, Zacatecas.
In Mission Local:
Gonzalez says that when people see her comic books, they often assume a man created them.
"From an early age, I would draw imaginary that is considered not female,â" Gonzalez said, referring to the dark, disturbing and mutilated creatures that she would cast in horrific, profane and sometimes uncomfortable stories. "[People think] it’s OK if you’re a boy, but not as a girl."
The San Francisco-based cartoonist made her comment during a panel called “Latina Power” during the Latino Comics Expo, which was held beginning June.
I’m exploring a lot of the mythology of Latino art and Japanese art, Asian art.
Cartoonist JoseCabrera, who grew up Dominican in New York, wrote the underground hit comic “Crying Macho Man,” told The World
Latinos are finally establishing themselves as lead characters in comic book, in particular Marvel comics.
"I would be watching ‘Speed Racer’ or ‘Spider Man,’ but I’d also be watching Lucha Libre," says [Javier] Hernandez. "My dad would be playing Vicente Fernandez, and my brother would be playing The Beatles and The Doors. When I decided I wanted to make my own comics, I immediately thought I wanted something to do with Aztec mythology…and people responded to it," he says.
Today’s Tumble: Latino Comics
You might’ve heard about last week’s massive Comic-Con convention in San Diego. It’s where the cult of Superman and Spiderman grows even bigger.
But there’s another world out there, filled with characters created by Latino artists. It’s a group that’s coming into its own more and more.
Today, we’re tumbling the work — and the insights — of Latino comic book artists that attended last month’s Latino Comic Expo in San Francisco.