GREAT TIMES AT NCS!
The National Cartoonist Society meeting in Las Vegas was an awesome time! Nothing beats hanging with your heroes and inspirations.
No smile is big enough when you're talking with Mad magazine legend Jack Davis.
Few people inspired me more to be a cartoonist than Mad magazine legend Sergio Aragones.
Photo courtesy Javier Hernandez
LATINO EXPO A SUCCESS
We did it! Thanks to the super efforts of founders and organizers Javier Hernandez and Ricardo Padilla [and their families!], the first Latino Comics Expo was a truly special event! The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco was a great host and we all had a wonderful time meeting fellow comic fans and hosting panels on creating comics. We're hoping to do it again in May 2012. I'll keep you posted.
Thanks to everyone who showed up for the Victoria College Lyceum Series event! It was supercool meeting all of you! I have to say it was one of the most fun events I've ever done. A special thanks to The Victoria Advocate for all their support as well, including the photo above. Thank you Victoria College!
PBS Dallas host Jerome Weeks interviews Hector, in the Video Gallery.
If you're a film fan --and who isn't? -- you'll get a kick out of Collectible Movie Posters, a look at 100 of the most valuable vintage movie posters, completed with co-editor Jim Halperin. Available online or ask for it at your favorite book store! Check out the Boston Globe sneak peek.
Hector and Carlos are featured in the book "Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez"by Frederick Luis Aldama. A great way to learn more about Latino comics and creators and what makes them tick. Read the Table of Contents and Introduction. Find it at all bookstores, including Amazon.com.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT INFO
Hector has given presentations at Notre Dame, UT-Austin, Rutgers, Purdue, Baylor and numerous other universities and colleges. For speaking engagement information, contact:
"I'd say Cantu was the best speaker I've heard all year."
-- Chris Cobler, Editor, The Victoria Advocate
From Lulu Press
Brainy lil' sis' Gracie gets her own compilation book! Enjoy these "best of Gracie" daily and Sunday comic strips.
Other books by Hector Cantú & Carlos Castellanos:
Night of the Bilingual Telemarketers
Baldo: The Lower You Ride, the Cooler You Are
CARLOS' WEB SITE