Latinx Comic Writer Eric Esquivel Receives Death Threats Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con and Uses it to Spotlight Lantix Creators
Latinx comic writer Eric Esquivel woke up to a death threat on Wednesday that stated “We’re not sending I.C.E. to Comic Con, we’re sending exterminators.”
I woke up to death threats ("We're not sending I.C.E. to Comic Con, we're sending exterminators").
Received my copies of BORDER TOWN #1 about an hour later.
No matter what, there is nothing anyone can do to me that will unmake this comic. If I die, I'll die with a smile. pic.twitter.com/AbZ4FgPWVO
— Ξric M. Ξsquivel (@ericMesquivel) July 11, 2018
Esquivel is one of a handful of creators who will be relaunching DC‘s Vertigo imprint. Along with creator Ramon Villalobos the two will be releasing Border Town in September, the first new series to be launched as part of the new direction for the comic line.
The description of the series is below.
When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore into the small town of Devil’s Fork, Arizona, the residents blame the ensuing weirdness—the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations—on “God-dang illegals.” With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it’s up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what’s REALLY going on.
While we could go on about the toxic elements that lie within the comic community and in society as a whole (Esquivel’s Tweet is full of them in responses), we’re taking Esquivel’s lead to use this opportunity to promote Latinx creators.
If we’ve missed any we apologize and please add more in the comments!
Since media parasites are reporting about my tweets: YOUNG LATINX COMIC CREATORS, send me images of your work & a link to where people can buy it.
I'll RT, and share some of this media attention.
You deserve the press more than these hatemongering weirdos.
— Ξric M. Ξsquivel (@ericMesquivel) July 12, 2018
ICYMI: First look at @TheLuchaverse lapel pin you can find at the @HeadlockedComic & @MaskedRepublic booth #1901 at @Comic_Con! Join @ChidoComics to launch the #Luchaverse featuring @ReyMysterio! Plus get your copy signed by #ReyMysterio himself on Friday at the booth! #SDCC2018 pic.twitter.com/wkUzJJ3F8L
— Chido Comics (@ChidoComics) July 11, 2018
Save the date! MARCH 15 & 16, 2019 is the date for our next Latino Comics Expo! Happening at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, CA. Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us! pic.twitter.com/d8bjgaPA6t
— Latino Comics Expo (@LatinoComixExpo) July 9, 2018
— Quince Comic (@QuinceComic) July 9, 2018
Ricanstruction: Reminiscing and Rebuilding Puerto Rico, an anthology raising money for Puerto Rico recovery efforts, features about 150 collaborators. https://t.co/JOJ9jcaAgv
— REMEZCLA (@REMEZCLA) July 7, 2018
In the Mayan Pantheon, Chen the moon goddess/god is known as the patron of homosexuality. At times, this deity is depicted as having male genitalia, particularly when accompanied by demonic figures, but most often Chen (or Chin) is shown as a woman. #folklorethursday pic.twitter.com/n89BbudB5t
— Fran Staines (@StaBoFr) July 12, 2018
MIRA! IT'S MASHBONE & GRIFTY on @ComixCentral, Mang! https://t.co/a44OlyNIdc
"A mix between an @edgarwright movie, Jeff Smith's Bone w/a Mexican theme. Fantastic the whole way through.
"Off-the-hook funny. Comic book storytelling at its best" –@LatinxGraphix pic.twitter.com/hH5pqR9ZJZ
— 5 MEATS Comics (@5Meats) July 12, 2018
Hi! My name is Edgar and you can find some of my comics work in Gently Murder Me, available digitally at this link. https://t.co/6GxhnH8rFE I did covers as well as a 7 page section in it.
— Local Lad Sol wants to battle! (@EdgarUVM) July 12, 2018
Thanks Eric! #MoonGirl, as first seen in the Not Forgotten anthology, is coming to Kickstarter in November. By Omar Morales #LATINX #MAKECOMICS #SCIFI #RAYPUNK Follow @Moon_Girl_Comic – preview video: pic.twitter.com/kP3RN1s5X3
— Omar Morales 💬 (@TheCruZader) July 12, 2018
— Kennedy C. Garza (@kennedycgarza) July 12, 2018
This Monday we began summer music classes at Casa Del Mexicano. These classes are part of summer programming that includes music and a community garden for families and individuals to grow food and plants; part of their community and history. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for info pic.twitter.com/SjcmZKJ5dK
— elaccOrg (@elaccOrg) July 11, 2018
Hi!! I'm a 🇲🇽🇺🇸 comics artist/graphic designer. I draw the magical girls/Norse mythology comic, @NineTwilights & sell my art via my shop @GoodWalrusGoods!
🌟https://t.co/qsLsbn6UU6#latinx #comics pic.twitter.com/ntRA32p0Vf
— Andrea Rosales 🇲🇽🎨💖💜💙 (@andrealrosales) July 12, 2018
— CELINA HERNANDEZ (@chibicelina) July 12, 2018
Chicano Con next weekend in Barrio Logan, San Diego. Look for me there on Saturday 21st! pic.twitter.com/43kE5CXXbS
— JavierHernandez (@JavierHernandez) July 12, 2018
— Jose E Cardenas (@ensaladamafufa) July 13, 2018
@ericMesquivel Here's a story I just did with @Cosmoquences about a stray dog trying to find its way after Hurricane Maria. We're donating all the proceeds to people doing relief work for dogs in Puerto Rico. https://t.co/7owPKPVWKB
— Jordan Clark@Elk Mountain (@Jrsosa18) July 13, 2018
— LALatinxPress (@LatinxLa) July 11, 2018
I have. So many Rick and Morty TPBs…
— Julieta Colás (@jujujulieta) July 13, 2018
Thanks for doing this! And sorry that they’re doing this kind of stuff, it’s terrible :/
Dropping my link here, hope that’s ok ❤️https://t.co/E4nX3buASs
— ✨Juliana Xavier✨ (@JulieJubz) July 13, 2018
Hi there! I'm Nes & I don't have a shop right now, but you can email me for more info! Hdz.email@example.com
Donate if you enjoy my work please(info in bio) 🙂 pic.twitter.com/TZgyrsEl6P
— Phantom Wizard (@facelessNES) July 13, 2018
Hi, I’m Mauro, Costa Rican born 🇨🇷 currently working on first issue of web comic “TVSetGo!” The story of a posthuman TV Set in search for meaning & also constantly creating Children’s Books. Thank you!! pic.twitter.com/VIcrP6E5Po
— Mauro Di Palma (@mau_comics) July 13, 2018
Hola todos I am a #Boricua living outside my Island and the US because medical expenses and student loans suck a culo apestoso. I write and comics/prose/Film/TV Designs for Moon Wrasse and Prizediver by Tomas Rico and Neon Swamp co-created by @purenonsens. Films directed by moi. pic.twitter.com/uiXDojqnXq
— Melvin Amador🇵🇷 (@MelAmadorVaz) July 13, 2018
In addition to our comics, we also create chingon Latinx-themed pop culture shirts! the monies we get help us attend cons like @staple and @bccc2018! https://t.co/hEUCLhkaDb pic.twitter.com/O4ekNp8q6q
— 5 MEATS Comics (@5Meats) July 13, 2018
How about a shout out to the 2nd Annual #TexasLatinoComicCon? It's coming up in two weeks in Dallas and there will be a lot of great Latino creators there!
— Matt "Starman" Morrison (@GeekyGeekyWays) July 14, 2018
‘Latinx in Games: We are here and you belong here too.’
Sat, Sep. 1st
3:30pm, Cat Theatre
— juancow (@juancow) July 13, 2018
CALLING ALL PUERTO RICAN & DISPLACED WRITERS & ARTISTS: @vtstudiocenter is awarding 5 Displaced Artists Fund Fellowships to artists & writers from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷, the Caribbean, Florida, and Texas who were displaced by the 2017 Hurricane Season.https://t.co/9byoT801L3
— Latinx Writers (@LatinxWriters) July 13, 2018
Finishing up writing this pilot for a crazy as hell tv show I've been mulling over for the past two years. I've been hesitant to release it because of how rarely you see latinos in the movie and tv business but I'm hoping that we get more positive representation soon.
— Jubilee Shartshank (@memothegreatest) July 14, 2018
Here's the print I'll have next week in San Diego exclusively at CHICANO CON. I'm there on Saturday. (Yes, that's some Mexican sweet bread in Muerto's hands!!!). Happening at @BorderXBrewing pic.twitter.com/FlPFWjizyH
— JavierHernandez (@JavierHernandez) July 14, 2018