The Latinx Comic Arts Festival is the California Central Valley's celebration of Latinx comic arts creators and friends. This event was directed by Dr. Theresa Rojas. She is an artist and professor of English and Ethnic Studies at Modesto Junior College. This year this wonderful festival was hosted completely online. I had the honor to participate in a panel and also showcase new some art for their online gallery.
This festival featured an incredible assortment of panels. Some were prerecorded and others were steamed live. Topics ranged from Mesoamerican Comics, to feminism, Latina superheroes, storytelling across mediums, Latinidad, machismo, family, friends, culture, comics designs and of course creating in the time of the pandemic (which featured Javier Hernandez- creator of the legendary El Muerto, The professor and comics scholar Dra. Fernanda Diaz-Basteris, artist Justin Rueff and myself).
The panelists themselves were an incredible and diverse assortment of comics creators, scholars, and enthusiasts. Some of whom I am very proud and lucky to know as colleagues. This event provided a great opportunity to learn, share, inspire each other and motivate others to tell our stories.
Please click below for links to the festival website, the full playlist of panels, walk through the virtual art gallery or check out my panel where we talk shop on how we deal with comic creation during these crazy times.
The Latinx Comic Arts Festival website:
Youtube playlist of all the LCAF panels:
Latinx Comic Arts Festival- 3D virtual exhibition:
Panel featuring PVS: