Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Poster Art of the Latino Comics Expo so far...

Three years ago I approached Javier Hernandez and Ricardo Padilla about designing the logo and poster for the first ever Latino Comics Expo(Full disclosure I am friends with Javier and have known him for years so it wasn't to difficult to get this gig.)

 After having lived in Mexico for almost 2 years on a Fulbright scholarship I was very excited about promoting Latino comic artist. Javier breathed a sigh of relief for the help and we started right away to get things rolling for a May show at the Cartoon Art Museum. The show was a modest hit and Ricardo and Javier saw the potential to do something important for Latino artists. Giving them a platform to connect with the public in a more concerted and unified way. 

Three years later and 4 shows under the belt here we are about to launch our fifth show. And since then I have taken on the official role of Graphic Designer for the Latino Comics Expo.  And we're happy to announce that our next show, LCX 2014, will be held at San Jose University with some special guests to be announced soon!

The inspiration for the poster came from a mask I had bought in the town of P√°tzcuaro during Dia de Los Muertos. The poster evolved into the four art pieces called Los Elementos which I am proud to say are sitting in the special collections at Stanford University Library

Below is the collection of Latino Comics Expo posters and the art that inspired them.
1st Poster Latino Comics Expo 2011
Original Art: Los Elementos Water
2nd Poster Latino Comics Expo 2012
Original Art: Los Elementos Earth

3rd Poster Latino Comics Expo 2013
Original Art: Los Elementos Earth
4th Poster LCX Los Angeles
Art by Rafael Navarro
Design by Jose Cabrera

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Las Brujas Gig Posters!

Okay, so I've always wanted to be in a band but never had the cojones to do it. Music is so intimate and to put yourself out there like that is courageous! So I'm doing the next best thing. Gig posters! Full disclosure, Dave Lewis, long time friend hit me up to do a few posters for a band he plays bass for Las Brujas. They basically let me do what I wanted and I had a blast. And I really like their music especially Purple  Midnight Wall! Go have a listen. So all you bands out there if you want some art let me know!

Monday, February 24, 2014

GHOULA Posters so far...

Recently I've been working on some gig posters for friends. The first them being for the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles GHOULA. My friend Rich Carradine heads up the organization which has been around for 5+ years. The last 2 posters where for Marionette shows trying to raise funds to for Bob Baker the award winning puppeteer.

But more recently I created a Poster for an up coming GHOULA event in March 2014 The Haunted Houdini Bus Tour:

Here is one I did in October 2013 "The Return of Strings that Go Bump in The Night":

This is the first one I did back in Sept 2013 "Strings that Go Bump in The Night":

There are more posters to come!

Friday, September 13, 2013

New Pieces in the Works

I'm currently working on the new poster for GHOULA. Here's a sneak peak.

Also starting the "Candy Land Series".

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Latino Comics Expo 2013 Los Angeles Wrap Up

Mi Gente,
What an honor and pleasure it was to be part of the Latino Comics Expo LA at the Museum of Latino American Art. The fans and lovers of latino art came out in droves to see what I believe is a little bit of themselves in the art. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart making it such a success. And can't forget the founders Javier Hernandez and Ricardo Padilla who made this happen.
Saw some good friends at the show like the mega talented animator Jim Lujan, Octavio Rodriguez fellow Dominicano who works at pixar, Grasiela Rodriguez, Gabriella Gamboa, Liz Mayorga, Jamie Crespo, Mario Hernandez, Rafael Navarro, Michael Aushenker, Daniel Parada, Raul Aguirre Jr. Also met some new faces like the crazy skilled Eric M. Esquivel, and stand out talent Ofloda Monstro. Plus a big big thank you to Eddie Gee (Gonzalez) for his amazing work on the Olmeca Heads and the amazing job he did on bringing my design to life on the tshirt! Looking forward to the next time! LCX 2014 in the house!
Warmly and with gratitude,
Jose Cabrera

Jim Lujan, Grasiela Rodriguez.
Eddie's Olmeca Heads a huge hit at the Expo!
Thank you!
Ricardo Padilla, CC, Jose Cabrera and Javier Hernandez

Eddie Gee and me rocking the Olmeca Tshirst I designed!