Hector Cantú is the award-winning co-creator/writer of Baldo! Baldo is America's favorite nationally syndicated newspaper comic strip familia.
Sam de la Rosa
Sam de la Rosa has done finished art/inks for Marvel, DC, Image, Disney, Dark Horse, and other comic companies since 1982.
His Marvel credits include Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Dare Devil, Star Wars, Hulk, X-Men, and more!
He's worked on Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Star Trek, Firestorm, and others for DC. In 1989 at Dark Horse Comics, he worked on the first Predator comic book. His art was featured on the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #700 and his name on #700c.
He recently did two covers for El Peso Hero plus one for Charmer. Sam continues to be well-received due to his work on Venom's first solo comic, Venom Lethal Protector #1 and the announcement of a Venom movie.
Meet the creator of El Peso Hero, Hector Rodriguez. El Peso Hero has been one the most internationally talked about Latino superhero in decades.
With modern social issues such immigration, human trafficking and institutional corruption, El Peso Hero has garnered attention and praise from the Latino community and been featured on Univision, CNN, Telemundo, Fusion, CW, La Reforma, PRI The World and countless of other media sites worldwide. It has even won the prestigious Emmy Award for best news story by Univision news anchor Angel Pedrero and has won the 2016 Innovator Award by the Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!
Eliamaria M. Crawford
Eliamaria M. Crawford is a DFW-based illustrator known for her stick-figured, dry-humored comics. She started drawing little comics centered around life’s thoughts and happenings in high school and eventually evolved them into a regular webcomic that updates weekly called Elia in a Box: the Webcomic.
Once she got to college she drew comics for the university newspaper, The Shorthorn, and started doing custom & freelance work. That is when Elia in a Box Studios, the brand, took off. She started doing cool projects from custom wedding graphics, to convention poster art, and even contributing comics to many zines and projects.
Aside from the drawing table, Elia also has a YouTube channel where she posts videos centered around her art life, time-lapse drawings, and vlogs from an artist-alley perspective at conventions. She wanted to be able to share her experiences with the independent art community, which she is very passionate about.
In the summer of 2016, she got her first book published, Humans Really Irritate Me, which is an anthology featuring all the comics she illustrated centered around UTA-famed professor Dr. Allan Saxe.
Eddie Medina has been producing independent comics since 2002 with his first two titles "Stick to the Shadows" and "Buford the Duckling". Since then he has gone on to do work for several small press publishers and is currently under contract with Kingdom Comics as the artist on their "Sir Caliburn" comic. He has also recently revived his online comic strip "Yippie-Ki-Yay".
Richard Dominguez (born Eufrancio Ricardo Dominguez) September 22, 1960 in Dallas, Texas is an Latino comic book artist and freelance storyboard illustrator and a professional caricaturist. Best known for creating the popular series El Gato Negro, Nocturnal Warrior, Dominguez publishes his comics through his imprint and art studio, Azteca Productions. Dominguez also is well known for influencing other artists and creators in the pursuit of their own self-publishing ventures. Dominguez conceived El Gato Negro sometime in the mid-to-late '80s and originally planned to debut the character in a largely Mexican-American superhero group called Team Tejas. Having placed more emphasis on El Gato Negro's character development than the other characters, Dominguez abandoned the Team Tejas project for a later time. The character's popularity has landed him guest-starring roles in several publications and other media. A fan-film is being produce “El Gato Negro: Prey” directed by friend and writer, Michael S. Moore with Dominguez in a cameo role. Dominguez is currently in talks for a possible live-action TV adaptation.
Joshua Passmore is a Voice & Film actor from Longview, Texas. Learning all types of accents and voices in his younger days, he knew his passion lied with acting and the entertainment business. He spent his school years doing theater, plays, & improv, then continued his training by attending S.T.A.G.E in Dallas, Texas. His voice over career began in radio, and later he was picked up by TAG Talent Agency in Austin, Texas & Merakai Talent Agency in Dallas, Texas. Since then, Joshua has booked several video-games and animations. He decided to begin his on camera career and was cast in The Runners as Xavier, and has since been cast in several other films. Joshua's determined and focused attitude to never give up on his dream, has kept him constantly working and moving forward towards his dream.
Stephanie Nadolny Fernandez
Convention hours: 12:30 - 3:30
Stephanie Hernandez is no stranger to the stage. She has been singing and dancing since she was a very young child of only 3. She is most known for her voice over work in the roles of Kid Goku on the outrageously popular Dragonball and Dragonball GT as well as Kid Gohan and East Kai in Dragonball Z which appeared on Cartoon Network. In addition, she sang many of the English translated Japanese animated themes for Kiddy Grade, Case Closed and YuYu Hakusho.
She grew up singing and dancing in choirs, musical theater productions and majored in Dramatic Arts at the University of North Texas. In 1991, Stephanie joined the nationally renowned show band, Vince Vance and the Valiants where She toured extensively across the U.S.A. as the groups lead Valiantette, "Violet." This popular, high-energy musical revue allowed Stephanie to shine as a professional singer, dancer and actress. Not only has she shared the stage with well-known artists such as Huey Lewis, James Brown, Harry Connick Jr., The Four Tops, KC and the Sunshine Band, Chubby Checker and others, she has performed in venues from the Superdome to the Super bowl and from the Waldorf Astoria to the White House. During her twenty year run with this organizationb, in addition to live concert performing, she choreographed dance routines and arranged vocal parts and contributed studio recordings on the albums, Dance, Dance, Dance and Tamale Wagon. She also made three appearances on the Dallas television program, Good Morning Texas, performing the #1 Christmas hit, ìAll I Want for Christmas is You,î and was featured on the nationally televised "This Is Garth Brooks" concert special in 1993.
Performing with various local show bands, Stephanie has been a "first call" in her line of work. She performed live and on several album projects with the internationally known Grammy award winning Polka band "Brave Combo". She has an affinity for vocal parody work for comedic radio shows and loves to pick up radio jingle work and radio voice over work when time allows.
Stephanie's vocals were featured weekly for four years when she fronted the immensely popular HIGHROLLERS show band at the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville Oklahoma, featuring some of the best musicians in the Dallas Tx area. Stephanie's adoration for comedy landed her a position at a recording studio writing, recording and producing morning show parodies and skits. She was able to mimic many of the original artists as well as to come up with her own original voices for various seasonal and comedic projects. Backing up Elvis, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond and Johnny Cash tribute artists, Stephanie was able to showcase her incredible fine-tuned harmonies with the touring bands "Fever" and "Spinout".
In 2011, Stephanie was sought out by a Los Angeles director to voice the lead character in a developmental cartoon project entitled "Lakewood Plaza Turbo". Later on, after a series of shorts were released, the show was renamed "OK K.O." of which Stephanie voiced "K.O." to appear on the downloadable game app as well as on Cartoon Network. In 2013, Stephanie was selected to voice the role of "Deb" in a new animated project called "Deb, the Mom", later renamed "The Adventures of Ryan Dufrates". The 1st three DVDs were released 5/1/17 and can be found at www.afastore.net.
In the foreseeable future, Stephanie intends to record her own album of her own selections which will be covers and/or original compositions.
Stephanie appears at various US and overseas conventions and is thrilled to be a guest at The first annual Texas Latino Comic con. Her most favorite part of her livlihood is meeting and greeting fans so come on by, say hello and get an autograph!
Fabian Rangel Jr
Fabian Rangel Jr is a coffee addicted comic book writer based out of Corpus Christi, Texas. He's the writer/co-creator of SPACE RIDERS (Black Mask Studios), 'NAMWOLF (Albatross), BLOOD BROTHERS: HERMANOS DE SANGRE (Dynamite), DOC UNKNOWN (Dark Horse), TARANTULA (AdHouse) and HELENA CRASH (IDW). He's also writing the new SAMURAI JACK series for IDW starting in the fall.
Fabian has also worked on such properties as Lucha Underground, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mouse Guard, and Jim Henson's The Storyteller.