Major faux pas confession: While researching pt 1 of this post, I tweeted @Lea Hernandez (Killer Princesses, Teen Titans Go!) and it turns out she is not actually of Hispanic descent (oops!). Mrs. Hernandez, however, was happy to shout out other fantastic Hispanic comic creators who definitely deserve to be featured during Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs September 15- October 15 (yay!). Be sure to check out pt 3 as well!
This Venezuelan-American artist is the creator of Fall On Me, the popular web comic, which chronicles her life as an artist, wife, and mother.
We’ve mentioned the superb work of this Argentinean artist in the pages of Archeologists of Shadows, but certainly not enough can be said of his mind-blowing blend of digital, sculpture, and comic mediums.
“Shouri” Maria Victoria Robado
This Argentinean artist has been cranking up the 80’s neon glam as colorist on Jem and the Holograms and The Littlest Pet Shop.
This Mexican-American political cartoonist is the celebrated creator of La Cucaracha, which is a nationally syndicated comic strip that focuses on Latino culture and politics.
Before this Spanish artist was an Eisner Award nominee for her iconic work on the Image book Pretty Deadly, she did phenomenal interiors for Marvel titles like The Amazing Spider-Man . We await the next issue of Pretty Deadly for Ríos’ art as much as we do for DeConnick’s words.
Mario A. Gonzlez
This Mexican artist is the creator of two adorably-drawn webcomics Wyliman and Clink: two series which explore the paths to and nature of heroism.
The Hernandez Brothers
Jaime, Gilbert, and Mario Hernandez were giants on the alternative comics scene with their legendary 50-issue Love and Rockets. After their collaborative title concluded, these Mexican-American creators went on to separate but still laudable projects (though have returned to work on Love and Rockets sporadically).
Who are your favorite Hispanic comic creators? Shout ’em out in the comments!