A personal highlight for POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz was his first-ever spot on the Quick Draw panel, said to always be the funniest panel at Comic-Con. This year’s group featured the rapid-fire Sharpies of comics god Sergio Aragones (photo ^^) and “has drawn everything” cartoonist Scott Shaw:
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They let POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz speak at San Diego Comic Con 2017’s Chicano Comics panel — a home town audience. What happened next? Believe it or nalgas! [Video by QoVoC.]
I just was a panelist at San Diego Comic Con, where Chicano artists like me discussed our role in art and comics.
We talked about the importance of Chicana and Chicano characters in media, and how it represents us as a community.
Representation is a key aspect in our work, and after watching the video where bearded villain Carlos Hakas is harassing street vendor Benjamin Ramirez, I was reminded of the value of not only representation of our bodies, but representation of our stories.
Just like I promised the Washington Post, here are some photos from Comic-Con in San Diego:
Let’s start with the first of several selfies. Here I am with Ramon Ramirez of Smarty Cartoons:
This dude? Photo speaks for itself. Maybe:
Mr. Mo Kelly of KFI 640 AM interviewed me live at Comic-Con.
Last week at this time POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz was posing as a professional cartoonist at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego, but he was dressed as Lalo. These enthusiastic costume players, on the other hand, were living the dream.
I’m back in my hometown — however briefly — for the San Diego Comic-Con, SDCC, where I had a chance to talk with and take photos with two of my heroes, Montgomery Burns and Alfred E. Neuman.
Alcaraz. Lalo Alcaraz. I’ve got a license to toon:
Photographers here are always happy to snap pix of hot chicas in super hero garb. Click on the gigantor image to enlarge:
- The Best: On HBO, George Lopez told Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio WTF he really thinks of him and the offended officer challenged the comic to a face-to-face discussion of the issues.
- The Worst: The Aurora shooting raised a bat signal for gun control.
We’ve got the uncensored Lopez/Arpaio videos, the Lalo Alcaraz ‘Dark Knight’ cartoon that went viral and Comic-Con photos you won’t see anywhere else.
But wait, there’s more!
Can you spot the drunken alien?
I made my regular trek to San Diego this past weekend for the Comic-Con orgy of cosplay and mass-media promotion and I’ve got the pics to prove it.
I had signings, slideshows, spoke at an inner-city “Counter Con” to promote the comic arts to kids and grabbed super chingon Simpsons creator Matt Groening and begged him draw a sketch at MY signing. (Sorry, Matt.) I also chased nerdos y nerdas in their Latino-inspired costumes and snapped photos of them.
I undertake this trying mission to document parts of the ultra-crowded convention so that you don’t have to go and get constantly elbowed in the knees by ewoks. Or have to hear fundamentalist Christian preachers warning throngs of people dressed as aliens that they are “going to burn in hell.”
Live long and prosper, and enjoy the show!
Peep the photo gallery here: