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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.
San Diego International ComicCon starts tonight, but tomorrow is the Historic! First! Ever! Chicano Comic Art panel at #SDCC! Join us! Also, ChicanoCon is in effect Saturday at BorderX Brewery in Logan Heights. See you there!
Chicano Comic and Public Art in San Diego, Thursday, 7/21/16, 6-7PM, Room: 25ABCA Panel discussion on San Diego’s vibrant popular arts scene in Barrio Logan, SDSU and UCSD. Discussions on Chicano comics and strips, public murals, Chicano superheros, magic and mythology. Moderated by Peruvian muralist and Chicano Park curator Mario Torrero, with me, Lalo Alcaraz, Border X gallery owner David BorderX and POCHO’s Chicano Punk Rock Artesano Junco Canché.
Here he is, my old amigo, comics legend Sergio Aragones, at SDCC Sunday.
He is the world’s fastest and funniest cartoonist, and a really nice guy!
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:
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: