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Join Fanbase Press and Talented Comics Creators for the VIRTUAL Latinx Comic Arts Festival on April 25th

In spite of the cancellation of this year’s in-person Latinx Comic Arts Festival in Modesto, CA, Dr. Theresa Rojas and the convention organizers at Modesto Junior College have rallied together to launch a VIRTUAL CON!  The event will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m./PST with a virtual Artist Alley, as well as an incredible lineup of programming!  The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to be participating alongside a number of other talented independent creators!

The Latinx Comic Arts Festival is the Central Valley’s celebration of Latino creators and friends. This FREE comics convention features cartoonists, writers, artists, animators, storyboard artists, and more. Even better, it’s an ALL-AGES, FAMILY-FRIENDLY event open to the community!


Interested attendees may register FOR FREE for the day’s panels (The full panel schedule may be found here.) which will include the following led by Fanbase Press’ Barbra Dillon and Quince creator Sebastian Kadlecik:

2 p.m.: The Impact and Universality of Superhero Stories (PANEL)

For the larger part of the last century, the superhero genre within the comic book medium has grown exponentially, creating impactful stories and characters that represent a larger demographic of the audience while offering universal themes and ideals for readers of all ages. Led by Barbra Dillon (Editor-in-Chief, Fanbase Press), this panel features Frederick Luis Aldama (Distinguished University Professor, Eisner Award-winning author of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics), Dr. Theresa Rojas (Professor of English, Director of The Latinx Comic Arts Festival), and Sebastian Kadlecik (Creator, Eisner Award-nominated Quince) discussing the educational import of superheroes and how they allow readers to process complex themes and topics in a more digestible manner.

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Miss picking up great, new indie comics at your local convention?  Fans can browse the virtual Artist Alley where you can find links to the creators’ work, including Fanbase Press!  Attendees may purchase all of our comics and graphic novels, including the recently released Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover which features a study guide by Modesto Junior College’s Dr. Theresa Rojas!

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In addition, some of the 2020 virtual exhibitors and panelists will be Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo, Guns A’ Blazin’), Crystal Gonzalez (In the Dark), Jaime Crespo (Tortilla), Cathy Camper (Lowriders in Space), Professor Latin-X — Frederick Luis Aldama (Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, Chupacabra Charlie), Luke Martinez (The Ascendant, Storm Riders), 5Meats, Pepe Melan, Isabel, Quintero, Jason Gonzalez, Robert Liu Trujillo, Jose Cabrera, Nicky Rodriguez, Daniel Parada, Qetza Art, Ironclad Press, Daniel Parada, and Henry Barajas, among many others!

Please visit the Latinx Comic Arts Festival website to learn more about this exciting event. Attendance is FREE and open to the public — VIRTUALLY!

Everyone at Fanbase Press is greatly looking forward to the convention, and we hope to see you there!

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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