In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Frederick Luis Aldama (Distinguished University Professor, Eisner-winning author of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics) and Sebastian Kadlecik (creator of Eisner-nominated Quince) regarding the current state of Latinx and intersectional inclusivity in the comic book medium, their respective advocacy work in raising awareness for representation through stories like Quince and The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie, the barriers that exist between diverse creators, stories, and characters and mainstream readers, and more.
Host: Barbra Dillon
Special Guests: Frederick Luis Aldama (Distinguished University Professor, Eisner-winning author of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics) and Sebastian Kadlecik (creator of Eisner-nominated Quince)
ABOUT OUR GUESTS
Frederick Luis Aldama is the Distinguished University Professor at Ohio State University and Eisner and Latino Book Award-winning author of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics. He has served as the author, co-author, and editor of over 30 books, and he will soon make his picture book debut in the upcoming The Adventures of Chupacabra Charlie.
Sebastian Kadlecik is a writer, illustrator, and actor. He is the creator of Quince, an Eisner-nominated bilingual comic book series about a teenager who garner superpowers on her quinceanera, and he is also the creator of the comic book series, Penguins vs. Possums. Sebastian also recently released Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition which is an oversized hardcover edition collecting the Spanish and English versions of Quince with bonus material including forewords by Gloria Calderón Kellett (Executive Producer/Showrunner/Director/Actor, One Day at a Time) and Peter Murrieta (Executive Producer/Showrunner/Writer, Mr. Iglesias), an academic essay by Frederick Luis Aldama (Distinguished University Professor and Eisner Award-winning author of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics), a study guide by Dr. Theresa Rojas (Professor, Modesto Junior College), and more.
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