LATINO COMICS COLLECTION.
New Libros Latinos offers a selection of some of the country's best comics illustrated, written, inked and published by Latinos in the US. The selection also includes associated ephemera that includes posters, animated DVDs, posters, pins, dolls and more. Many of the titles in this batch are not easily found commercially as many are zines, limited editions, and small press publications only found at fairs or through a particular artist. The collection numbers appox. 100 items. Some of the highlights are: Jaime Crespo (b. 1961): A Mexican-American artist and writer who resides in California, known for the underground comic strip Tales from the Edge of Hell and the comic strip Narcolepsy Dreams (issue #2 included). We offer several of his lesser-known or more recent work Tortilla, comics & stories, and Slices, underground comic strip. José Cabrera: Born and raised in NYC, Cabrera, attended the Maryland Institute College of Art where he studied everything from environmental design to photography to Art History. His influences include Henry Moore, Amedeo Modigliani, Giacometti, Paul Rand, Warhol, Jack Davis. He is known for his satirical comic Crying Macho Man which features FidelCastro as a regular character. Rafael Navarro (b. 1967): Sonora, Mexico born artist, raised in California, is an animator and designer. His Sonambulo comic series, which has won the Xeric Award (supporter of self-publishers and Art for Art's sake org.), draws heavily from Lucha Libre culture and the Noir tradition. Included in this batch is a full-size book entitled Lucha Noir and a sketchbook. Octavio Rodriguez: Maybe the most mainstream of the artists in this collection, Rodriguez's books are attrative, highly-professional (fine paper, high quality inks) editions geared toward a younger audience. Rodriguez is a seasoned story artist who has worked over 14 years at some of the finest animation studios including Starz, Sony Pictures, Cartoon Network, Disney, Nickelodeon and Lucasfilm Animation. Currently he works at Pixar Animation. This experience is clearly visible in his work. Crystal Gonzalez: Local San Francisco based artist, painter, and illustrator, who has two pieces in the collection, one dealing with gluttony from the perspective of the demons in hell. She has a unique, bizarre style. John Jota Leaños: Professor at UC Santa Cruz, social and media activist, and media producer with a subversive edge. We include his DVD Imperial Silence: A Dead Opera in Four Animated Acts, which is a biting satire of the news, immigration issues, global warming and other social issues. Javier Hernandez (b. 1966): artist and comic book creator from Whittier, California. Best known for his character El Muerto who became a unique blend of Mexican and Chicano folklore, Aztec mythology and mysticism and comic book pop culture. Our collection features his sketchbook, the DVD based on El Muerto's story, and eight of his comic books, as well as a collector's box with a El Muerto doll. Tito na Rua: A New York street artist based in Rio de Janeiro who has taken his cartoon style and made the city walls the panels for his ongoing comic strip about a homeless man and his dog. Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá: Twins from Sao Paolo, Brazil who co-write and illustrate their stories. Daytripper is a New York TImes Bestseller that has received many laurels and rave reviews. Posters: As some of the titles and artist above where discovered at the Latino Comics Expo, we include some of the ephemera from the event, including the official poster created by José Cabrera, a set high-quality character posters he made, a series poster-size comic strips by Cabrera, and a poster-size comic strip by Javier Hernandez. (Item ID: 153300)