San Antonio Public Library Celebrates Upcoming Comic Con with Illustrator Series
SAN ANTONIO (August 6, 2015) — In celebration of Alamo City Comic Con (September 11 – 13) the San Antonio Public Library is hosting an illustrator series featuring the work of local artists and illustrators. Select library branches will host the work of the artists, and hold special meet and greets and Q&A sessions. The series includes work from Juan Carlos Ramos, Ray “TatooedBoy” Scarborough, Mike Fisher, Alfredo “Freddy” Lopez Jr. and John Picacio.
Juan Carlos Ramos is the co-creator and owner of project Machine Underworld. He is an official Lucas Films artist for various Star Wars sketch card series, and worked on various images for New Line Entertainment’s Lord of the Rings, NBC’s Heroes, and the Transformers sketch card series.
Ray “TattooedBoy“ Scarborough is an artist from the West side of San Antonio and one of the city’s premier Latino artists. TattooedBoy celebrates his Latino roots in his artwork for local bands like Girl in a Coma or in his signature (and controversial) piece called “Sainthood,” which honors Selena Quintanilla. Ray is also an artist, photographer, graphic artist and screen printer with pop culture and Latino culture influences.
Mike Fisher’s cartoon work has appeared in Starlog magazine, Modeler’s Resource magazine and Animation Magazine, among others. In Animation Magazine, Mike creates full-color, full-page toons that feature his character, 3-D Pete! His company Goofa Man Productions also creates short, independent videos that have won awards at film festivals all across the country.
Alfredo ”Freddy” Lopez Jr. is a professional illustrator and comic artist, and well known for his comic cover art, concept, game and sketch card work. His work ranges from Superhero to fantasy and sci-fi and includes many classic characters often with a pop culture mash-up to his work. Freddy is currently working on cards for Marvel Comics and Upper Deck Entertainment as well as comic and game art for various companies.
John Picacio is one of the most acclaimed American artists in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing world in the last ten years. Winner of two Hugo Awards for Best Professional Artist, he has also won the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, two International Horror Guild Awards and seven Chesley Awards. Currently he is nominated for four more Chesley Awards. His latest creative vision is a bold new imagining of Loteria, the classic Mexican bingo game.
Illustrator events include:
Juan Carlos Ramos- Saturday, August 8, 2 p.m., Encino Branch Library (2515 E. Evans Rd., 78259)
Ray “TatooedBoy” Scarborough- Saturday, August 22, 2 p.m., Forest Hills Branch Library (5245 Ingram Rd., 78228)
Mike Fisher – Saturday, August 22, 2 p.m., Parman Branch Library (20735 Wilderness Oak, 78258) and Saturday, August 29, 2 p.m., Cody Branch Library (11441 Vance Jackson Rd., 78230)
Alfredo “Freddy” Lopez Jr. – Saturday, August 29, 2 p.m., Forest Hills Branch Library (5245 Ingram Rd., 78228)
John Picacio- Tuesday, September 1, 6:30 p.m., Central Library (600 Soledad St., 78205)
This series is supported by the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. Be sure to stop by the San Antonio Public Library booth at this year’s Alamo City Comic Con. For more information about the Illustrator Series, contact Sandra Griffin at email@example.com or call 210-207-9230.
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