Is this you?
I love comics
I would like to meet some cool comic book writers.
I want to write a comic book.
If you are like me and think comics are a great way to share the human experience, then you have to check this out. This weekend the Latino Comics Expo will take place at the Museum of Latin American Art located at the corner of 6th Street and Alamitos in Long Beach, CA (628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802 ). The Expo will host over 50 artists and vendors there to meet and check out their stuff.
I will be there on Saturday. For 9 bucks, I will be talking to the comic book artists, asking questions, taking notes and attending the 4 panels of the day. 9 bucks? Well, if you are a student, you can get in for 6 bucks. OK, if you really want to do it on the cheap, and you want to check it out on Sunday, the museum and festival is free. As always, please use your savings to buy something from the artists to keep the scene alive.
Back to the panels on Saturday. At noon, the panel will be “DIY Comics- The ins and outs of creating & publishing your own comics” with Javier Hernandez, Alex Olivas, Eric Esquivel, Gabriel Gamboa and Crystal Gonzalez.
Then, at 1, the panel will be “Spandexed Latinos: Geometric Storytelling in Superhero Comics” with Professor Frederick Aldama presenting a more in-depth view of the comic form.
At 2, you will get to watch some wild animated short films, “The Jim Lujan Cartoon Show.”
If that wasn’t enough, at 3 is “Bring on The Lucha Heroes: 60 Years of Mexican Masked Wrestlers in Comics” with Keith Rainville, Rafael Navarro, J. Gonzo, Dan Madigan and luchador Lestat.
I can’t make it on Sunday, but if I could, I would check out the Latina Power Roundtable at 1 and three other amazing panels. Sunday (only) also has very cool crafts for the kids where they can make their own comics and superhero masks.
Don’t miss this one. I hope to see you there!
For more information. please visit the Latino Comics Expo website.