Author Archives: Girl With Chalk

Comic Art and Literacy Expo

A Place Called Home’s FIRST-EVER Comic Art and Literacy Expo, sponsored by Disney was a blast. On October 21st, artists, illustrators, writers, poets, and publishers brought their books and knowledge to share with many kids who showed up to take part in writing, drawing and storytelling panels and then they all got to take home books and comics for their enjoyment!

The line forms in front of A Place Called Home, with kids ready to participate in the Comic Art and Literacy Expo.
Kids at the expo got to meet many local publishers and illustrators, along with participating in panels and workshops.
Disney was the sponsor who donated tons of comics and books for all kids, free of charge!
Even R2D2 and the BB8 showed up to get their free books!

2017 Comic Book Invasion

The 2017 Comic Book Invasion at the Commerce Library was super-amazing!

My table, photo taken by my good friend and cartoonist Michael Aushenker.
Megatron made an epic appearance.
These are some of the kids who participated in my “Paint your own Superhero Mask and Cape” workshop.
Isn’t this the cutest little Wonder Woman ever?

Latino Comics Expo Meet & Greet

Next Wednesday, October 4th @ 6:30 pm, the Chicano Resource Center at the East LA Library will be hosting a LATINO COMICS EXPO MEET & GREET! I will be speaking my comics with fellow-cartoonist Melina Chavarria of THE MAGIC GLASSES, Latino Comics Expo co-founder Javier Hernandez.

The event is free! Please come out to hear about the upcoming Latino Comics Expo which is happening on Nov. 11 & 12 at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA.

2016 Pomona Chalk Festival

Last Saturday I participated in this year’s Pomona Chalk Festival. The them was “My Favorite Book”. I recently received this wonderful book titled “Latinx Comic Book Storytelling” in the mail from the author Frederick Luis Aldama and it has the cover art of one of my favorite cartoonist of all time, Jaime Hernandez so I decided to chalk it!

“Latinx Comic Book Storytelling” cover art by Jaime Hernandez.
Making progress on my chalk square…
My finished square, I hope I did Jaime Hernandez justice, Love and Rockets Forever!


2016 Sol Con Was Amazing!

I had a blast this year at Sol Con & Cartoon Crossroads Columbus. Made a lot of new friends and I can’t wait until next year’s event.

With cartoonist Sergio Aragonés.
Sol Con at CXC, view from the second floor.
Inspiring future artists.
Outside the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum with the Latino Comics Expo Ambassador, Rosalinda Padilla. The museum is beautiful and has a lot of old cartoon art on display.
After dinner, a lot of cartoonists went to get ice cream at Jeni’s in downtown, Columbus. I got 2 scoops of their seasonal “Thai Curry Pumpkin Spice”.

SPADRA Issue No. 2

My new books are in, and I cannot wait to bring them to Columbus, Ohio next weekend!

“Legend of The Green Mist” is the tale of the legendary green mist which centers around Pearl Hopp, a beautiful young wife of a shopkeeper in Spadra. Bored and dissatisfied with her marriage, she escapes into infidelity, which then leads her to a tragic end in a ghostly appropriation of a town that time forgot. See you at Sol Con 2016.

SPADRA Issue No. 2, “The Legend of the Green Mist”.

2016 Sol Con

I am happy to be participating in the 2016 Sol Con in Columbus, Ohio this year. On Friday evening, I will be on the Fantasy & Fandom panel which runs from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Ohio State University in the MLK Jr. Room, Hale Hall. Afterwards, join us at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for a reception, meet Sol-Con and CXC Guests, see the exhibitions, enjoy some appetizers and grab a drink at the cash bar.

On Saturday & Sunday I will be tabling at Sol Con with my new book SPADRA Issue Number 2. Please stop by my table to read my books.


2016 Latino Comics Exhibit at Martin Luther King Library

Thanks to Kathryn Blackmer Reyes and San Jose State University, Martin Luther King Library for hosting a great exhibit. I am honored to be a part of this exhibit with such talented artists. The Latino comics will be on display in the library through Sept 30th, 5th floor Cultural Heritage Center, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. Stop by if you are in the area.

Clockwise left to right: Crystal Gonzalez’s “In the Dark” graphic novel and plush, Gabriela Gamboa’s “Miss Lonely Hearts 2”, Jules Rivera’s “Misfortune High”, Liz Mayora’s “Monstrous Love Stories” and yours truly: Grasiela Rodriguez’s “Lunatic Fringe” and “Spadra”.
The art of Jose Cabrera, “Latino Warrior” and Rafael Navarro’s “Sonambulo”.
Jandro Gamboa and Bernyce Talley’s “Monty Gomez The Luchador”, Richard Dominguez’s “El Gato Negro” and artwork by Lalo Alcarez.
Javier Hernandez’s “El Muerto”, “The Coma”, “Les Vodouisants” and “El Muerto Mishmash”
Top row: Jaime Crespo’s “Tortilla”, Bottom: Carlos Saldana’s “Burrito” and unidentified comics (the ones I still need to buy!).