[Event] Latino Comics Expo 2014 Pictures & More
Other the last few years Superheros and comic book based movies have rocked the Hollywood box office. Television networks are also cashing in on the Comic Book based series, with shows such as The Flash, Arrow, Agents of Shield with more on their way soon.
Then for the first time ever the New York Comic-Con has surpassed the number of attendee of the San Diego Comic-Con. So then why and what then set’s the Latino Comics Expo apart? The answer is simple; the Latino Comics Expo is an entirely different cultural experience. The Latino Comics Expo San José is a historical gathering of the Latino comics artist and enthusiasts, an opportunity to network one-on-one, to attend panels, interviews, workshops, and promotion for two days The event highlights a lot of talent that is not captured within the DC and Marvel universe, as well a it offers a place where to network. For the fans it gives them the opportunity to personally meet some of their favorite creators.
This was actually my first time attending the Latino Comics Expo. It was held on the second floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Library. Once pasted the reregistration desk, there were two rooms. One was an exhibit room featuring cartoonists, writers, illustrators, animators, zine makers. Here I got the chance to picked up a few books and chat with their creators. Particularly with Ramon Villalobos (What If The Age of Ultron?), Richard Dominguez (El Gato Negro), Omar Morales (CruZader) and Jules Rivera (Valkyrie Squadron), whom actually pointed out that she has had better sells at the Latino Comics Expo than she ever did at Comic Con.
In the second room were all the panels and animation screenings. I wasn’t able to catch any of the panels, however I did catch Lalo Alcaraz the creator of up and coming Fox series “Bordertown”, and Rhode Montijo creator of the Children’s book turn movie “The Halloween Kid”. This was a great event and I will defiantly be checking out more Latino Comics Expo in the future and highly recommend it. In the next few days I will be posting some video footage I took with my cellphone.
Picture of my Desk at work with some of the Comics I picked up @ The Latino Comics Expo