Master comic book creator Stan Lee said that his superhero comics are the greatest stories ever told— but Latino comic book creators and fans rarely saw their stories reflected in mainstream superheroes. Three Latino comic book conventions this month—all virtual because of coronavirus and free to everyone—are showcasing the creativity and diversity of the space created by Latino comic book artists. "When we started our Expo adventure in 2011, people asked: Why are you doing this? Why are you separating yourselves? Why are you not trying to go to Marvel and DC?," said Ricardo Padilla, Mexican-American co-founder of The Latin Comics Expo , the oldest and biggest Latinx comic book convention today. "I think people can see now the importance of having a creative space to tell your story,” said Padilla. “Comic books bring people together as a community. They celebrate who we are, especially when other spaces do not tell our stories." The three conventions this year will be hosted online via webinars, YouTube, and social media. SÕL-CON kicks off first in Ohio (September 10-12), followed by the Latino Comics Expo in California (September 13-19), and then the Texas Latino Comic Con (September 26). While the Latinx community is… Read full this story
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