Tales from la Vida

2019 Latino Comics Expo

This was my table for a minute, I borrowed my neighbor’s Lowrider sign so I could step away and see the cool lowrider show outside.
This is the picture I took with David Gonzalez, the creator of the “Homies” collectibles. I got a signed print of his art.
A group shot of all of the artists who participated in this year’s event.
I got some amazing GoPro footage of this event, check it out below.

My Trip to “Tales From La Vida” Art Exhibit in Columbus, Ohio

Highlights from my trip to view the “Tales From La Vida” art exhibit last weekend in Columbus, Ohio.

Banners outside the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
The art exhibit took place on the grounds of the Ohio State University at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. There were beautiful banners hanging outside around campus.
Outside the Museum.
Standing outside, in front of the museum.
The exhibit wall inside the museum.
The first wall on the left, with an intro to the exhibit. It’s a wall version of the book cover art by Jason Gonzalez, it looks fabulous!
Professor Frederick Luis Aldama
Professor Frederick Luis Aldama, the editor of “Tales From La Vida” gave tours of selected artworks, after giving a short presentation which was part of the Community Festival which raised funds for CRIS and ETSS.
Standing in front of my artwork.
There I was! My selfie next to my contribution. I didn’t want to leave, it was amazing to see the works exhibited together.
Some of my works on display.
Some of my other works on display alongside the TFLV Anthology.
Artists Ivan Velez and Juan Argil.
TFLV artists Ivan Velez and Juan Argil showcasing some of their other works.
Artist J.M. Hunter
Artist J.M. Hunter with some of his prints and other works.
The Melt Bar & Gril
After the show, I stopped by the “Melt” bar and grill for one of their famous grilled cheese sandwiches, I had the Macaroni & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich…Can you say AWESOME!
Jeni's Ice Cream Parlor.
Before leaving, I absolutely had to stop by Jeni’s Ice Cream for a scoop of goat cheese & cherry ice cream on their home-made waffle cones with a hint of sea salt. I love Ohio. I can hardly wait to return.

Tales from la Vida

Tales from la Vida – A Latinx Comics Anthology Edited by Frederick Luis Aldama

I am super excited to have contributed art & story to this anthology. In the Latinx comics community, there is much to celebrate today, with more Latinx comic book artists than ever before. The story worlds of these artists reach and transform visual and storytelling genres. Tales from la Vida celebrates this space by bringing together more than eighty contributions by extraordinary Latinx creators. Their short visual-verbal narratives spring from autobiographical experience as situated within the language, culture, and history that inform Latinx identity and life. Tales from la Vida showcases the huge variety of styles and worldviews of today’s Latinx comic book and visual creators.

Frederick Luis Aldama is the author, coauthor, and editor of over thirty books, including recently Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands and Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics. He is Arts & Humanities Distinguished Professor, University Distinguished Scholar, and Director of the award-winning LASER (Latinx Space for Enrichment & Research) at The Ohio State University.

My compliments to Jason Gonzalez (La Mano del Destino) for the incredible cover art. Check out his work here: www.CastleAndKeyPublications.com

Look for me in Chapter Six!

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