Texas Latino Comic Con Returns July 28
After an outstanding success, the first ever Texas Latino Comic Con is coming to BACK to Dallas Texas July 28th. In collaboration with the Latino Cultural Center of Dallas the comic convention is a first of its kind in Texas highlighting Latino artists, writers and creators in the comic book community. The convention will feature MORE local artistic talent, a Latino character centered cosplay contest, and special guests. The event will be free AGAIN for the public. The convention is in conjunction with Dusk Comics, Elia in the Box Studios, and Rio Bravo Comics.
Our first announce guest is Gonzalo Alvarez, illustrator and creator of El Pollo Man, Game Designer, and Creative Director/Founder of Macua Studios. After directing his first game Borders, a game about immigration inspired by his parents stories, the game received international attention and featured on Univision, Telemundo, Washington Post and many others leading to its invitation to Sheffield Doc/Fest Alternative Realities, Indiecade’s Showcase at E3 2017, and PBS.
Returning guests include one of the most fascinating people in Dallas (The Dallas Observer) creator of the internationally renowned Latino comic book series El Peso Hero, Hector Rodriguez. El Peso Hero has been one the most talked about Latino superhero in decades. El Peso Hero has garnered attention and praise from the Latino community and been featured on Univision, CNN, Telemundo, Fusion, CBS, CW, NBC, NPR and countless of other media sites worldwide.
Eliamaria M. Crawford, owner and illustrator of Elia in a Box Studios, is a DFW-based illustrator known for her stick figured, dry-humored comics. She started drawing little comics centered around life’s thoughts and happenings in high school and eventually evolved to doing cool projects from custom wedding graphics, to convention poster art, and even contributing comics to many zines and projects. In the summer of 2016, she got her first book published, “Humans Really Irritate Me,” which is an anthology featuring all the comics she illustrated centered around UTA-famed professor Dr. Allan Saxe. Elia also has a YouTube channel where she posts videos centered around her art life, time-lapse drawings, and vlogs from an artist-alley perspective at conventions. She constantly loves to promote the independent art community.