#BeingLatinInComics Network: Writers | Artists | Journalists/Bloggers | MultiMedia | Independents
Diablo Comics. was founded in 2005 by filmmaker Scott “Diablo” Marcano. Before he became “Diablo,” Scott was famous (infamous?) for writing the comedy cult classic Bio-Dome. One day, Diablo got the bright idea of following his childhood dream and started selling comic books at a little table at Comic Con in San Diego. His first book took off and became the popular horror graphic novel “The Unwanted” which begat the sci-fy epic “Hum,” and the wickedly terrifying “Nancy Hernandez and the Black Widows,” among many other terrific titles.
Bien Vestido Press is a small press based out of Tampa, Florida. BVP publishes comics, zines, and other image-text work by Latinx artists and writers. BVP is run by Jarod Rosellό, a Cuban American cartoonist, writer, and teacher, originally from Miami, Florida. BVP prints hand-made mini-comics, zines, and chapbooks on a Risograph printer. BVP is housed in the English department at University of South Florida.
Presenting the Tragic Hero Comics Universe! Don’t expect too many capes and tights. This is not your Grandpa’s comics or even your Dad’s! This is a whole new spin on super heroes, in a much darker world than most are used to seeing. In the real world lines get blurred; it’s not always as simple as right and wrong, so why should it be an different in the Tragic Hero Universe? Come witness the epic events unfold and watch as the most unlikely of us rise up and become the world’s biggest heroes and the least likely of us fall to become the world’s worst nightmares…
The “Tragic Hero Universe” is an independent labor of love and work in progress that stemmed from a love of comic books at an early age and many distractions during unproductive school days. Since then, Ray Zepeda has been working tirelessly to bring his “comic-verse” to life with the help of Ryan Scales (Iron Lion Studios) and Alexis Villanueva (House of Doodle). Our focus is to bring a new spin on Super Heroes, Antiheroes, and Villains to a broader audience and a new generation of comic book lovers! Now thanks to the support of amazing friends and family, Tragic Hero Comics is up and running and ready to show the world what we’re made of!
Brownywood Entertainment will be at Latino Comics Expo. October 11th & 12th at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library@ San Jose State University, San Jose CA. This is an amazing comicon that showcases the work of comic book creators that are inspired and influenced by Latino culture. It is sponsored by the Casetllano Family Foundation, Cesar Chavez Foundation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Heritage Auctions and the San Jose State University. Organized by the wonderful Ricardo Padilla and Javier Hernandez.
Comic Book Superheroes with curves who want the world to know that superheroes don’t have to be skinny! Superheroes, motivational speakers and plus models! Chunky Girl Comics is breaking down barriers and introducing the world of comics to Rosie, Sage, Sweet Pea and Candy, a group of ladies with curves in all of the right places that are determined to break the standards of what a typical superhero should look like.
Rio Bravo Comics is an independent comic book publisher based in Dallas, TX that was founded by artist-creator Hector Rodriguez. The company’s first publication was EL PESO HERO #1. Created by Hector Rodriguez, El Peso Hero is a comic book heavily influenced by the modern-day challenges people from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border currently face. The main story is centered on El Peso Hero, a rogue hero who is standing up against Mexico’s cartels, corrupt officials and human traffickers. With modern social issues such immigration, human trafficking and border corruption, El Peso Hero has garnered attention and praise from the Latino community and been featured on Univision, CNN, Telemundo, Fusion, TV Azteca and countless other media sites worldwide. El Peso Hero is now considered the company’s flagship series. We hope you enjoy the site and read all the amazing stories we have!
Soda Pop Comics was created in 2007 by Carla Rodríguez (Writer) and Rosa Colón (illustrator). It is the first female-run comics studio in Puerto Rico. Their philosophy is to focus on well crafted and colorful, interesting sequential art. They’ve self published more than 60 individual publications, from series, one-shots, mini comics, art zines, and anthologies.
Et Spiritus Divino is a horror adventure, set in the far-off future. A post-apocalyptic, ruined world, ridden with demons and other creatures of lore.
Magic, wisdom, community, and misbehavior.
For many people across the world, the witch is a symbol of feminine strength and complexity. Power & Magic collects fifteen original comics about queer witches of color as they master their abilities, discover their traditions, and navigate love as beings with incredible power. Featuring the work of seventeen women, demigirls, and bigender creators of color, this queer witch comics anthology is as rich an experience as womanhood itself.
Power & Magic Press is an independent comics publisher in Portland, OR. Our mission is the creative and economic empowerment of queer creators, creators of color, and creators at the intersections.
El Verde is an original action-packed comedy that brings the exciting world of superheroes to the stage.
As an avid fan of superheroes, writer, Anthony Aguilar, wanted to see a series that strongly reflected his Latin American culture while keeping that comic book feel. So, Aguilar developed El Verde to counter the lack of Latinos represented in mainstream world of superheroes.
Libros Latinos began in Santa Monica, California in 1973 and in 1977 moved to Redlands, 70 miles east of Los Angeles, where it remained until 2008, when it moved most of its operations to San Francisco. Although a smaller office is still maintained in Redlands. The company has focused on building public, university and institutional library collections. Notable clients include the National Library of Medicine, The Getty, U.S. Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. Specialties include the fine arts, history and medicine from all Latin America, with a strong emphasis on the academic and out-of-print.
La Raza Anthology is a collaborative art zine celebrating and analyzing the different cultures of Latinx people. Tired of the very little Latinx representation in the art scene, we thought an anthology would be appropriate to voice our opinions.
Our goal is to give creators the proper recognition and the chance to address important issues not only in the U.S. but worldwide through comics, illustrations, poems and short stories.
We hope this can be a project that can continue for years and give opportunities to many talented artists around the world.
Do you know a Latinx podcast that talks about comics, and/or pop culture? Are you a Latinx journalist that writers about comic books, and pop culture? A Latinx artist working on self-publishing comic books, graphic novels, webcomics, or working for any major publishers? Maybe you run a Latinx blog that discusses comics and pop culture? Where ever you fit, there’s a place for you in #BeingLatinxInComics! Simply submit your information below to be added to the list and I’ll update as soon as possible.
The only requirements are that you must be Latinx, report or have reported on anything pop culture or comic book related, be a journalist and/or blogger! If you fit both of those criteria fill out the form below and I’ll add you to the list.
If you’re already on the list and would like your mini-profile updated (or removed) just fill out the “Other” comment box below with your request. This will be an every growing list that will change and develop to include more information (and a prettier layout) as time goes on. For now, enjoy!