Hector Rodriguez is an elementary school teacher and the creator of the El Peso Hero series of comics, which has recently gained much attention for its Latino superhero who fights for social justice. Rodriguez is also the founder of the first ever Texas Latino Comic Con, reports the Denton Record-Chronicle.
The convention will take place at Dallas’ Latino Cultural Center on July 29 and is FREE and open to the public. “One thing about these conventions is that they’re costly, so in a way they tend to discriminate [against] lower-income families,” Rodriguez stated. “I created this event in a way to make sure that it’s all-inclusive—that everybody has an opportunity to get into the comic book spirit and enjoy what a comic book convention has to offer.”
There will be guest speakers, panel discussions, Latino superhero short films, and, of course, some cosplay. For more information, go here.