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ANCHI SHEN

artist

AnChi Shen is a LA-based Taiwanese artist who creates storyboards, comics and short films.

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She is currently working at Illumination as a story artist on a feature project.

 


⏰ 11am
Illumination presents:
AnChi Shen workshop: Flex Your Creative Muscles!

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RHODE MONTIJO

author & illustrator

Rhode Montijo is an American children’s book author and illustrator best known as the creator, author and illustrator of Cloud Boy, The Halloween Kid, and the Gumazing Gum Girl.

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To learn more about Rhode, visit: https://rhodemontijo.myshopify.com or follow him on IG: @rhodemontijo


⏰ 1pm
The Fantasmical World of Rhode Montijo
⏰ 1:35pm – 1:40  Q+A

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K.J. KRUK

author & illustrator

K.J. Kruk is an award-winning visual artist and is both the author and illustrator of Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse.

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Kruk is also well-known in academia for the discovery of a spiral galaxy, the identification of coordinates leading to a verifiable rip in the fabric of time, and most recently, for the excavation of bones from an unknown alien species dating back to 9,600 BCE.


⏰ 2pm
One Giant Leap for Leo Gray! Exploring Author and Illustrator KJ Kruk’s Sci-Fi Universe
2:35pm – 2:45  Q+A

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RAFAEL NAVARRO

creator & artist

For over twenty years, Rafael Navarro has been working as a gun for hire artist in the diverse fields of animation, illustration, and comic books. It has earned him a Daytime Emmy as well as two other Emmy nominations for outstanding special class in an animated program.

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He is also a recipient of the Xeric Foundation Award.

As a story artist, he specializes in action and adventure, but finds comfort in any genre, whether it’s action/adventure, sitcom, cartoony and even surreal. His only purpose is to always tell a good story no matter what medium it is in.

Comic Books have also proven just as colorful a resume. What with projects such as Gumby’s Gang starring Pokey, to Bela Lugosi’s Tales from The Grave as well as the Xeric Award winning cult classic Sonambulo, his lucha libre film noir creation being published in various other languages including Spanish, French and Croatian. His latest book, GUNS A’ BLAZIN’ co-created with writer Mike Wellman, a science fiction western, has now become a revered classic in the world of independent comics.

Clients have included: Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Mattel/Technicolor, Comedy Central, and Lego just to name a few.

Show credits include: The Batman, Scooby Doo, Spectacular Spiderman, Rugrats, Mucha Lucha, Lego’s Hero Factory, Tutenstein, Barbie, Xiaolin Showdown, Wacky Races and many more.


⏰ 3pm
25 Years of Aztec Zombies & Lucha Noir: A Conversation with Rafael Navarro and Javier Hernandez
3:35pm – 3:45  Q+A

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JAVIER HERNANDEZ

creator & artist

Javier Hernandez is a cartoonist and arts educator. He’s been publishing his comics creations through his own imprint Los Comex since 1998.

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His character El Muerto was turned into a live action film starring Wilmer Valderrama in 2007, for which Javier served as Associate Producer. In 2011 he co-founded the Latino Comics Expo. He teaches comic book workshops and also lectures at universities and museums on the history of Latino comics as well as on his creative process.


⏰ 3pm
25 Years of Aztec Zombies & Lucha Noir: A Conversation with Rafael Navarro and Javier Hernandez
3:35pm – 3:45  Q+A

Schedule

10:30am  Pre Show

11am  CALE Kickoff

11am  Illumination presents: AnChi Shen workshop: Flex Your Creative Muscles!
11:35am – 11:45  Q+A
Like your muscles, your imagination needs a constant stream of exercises, experiences, curiosity, and reading to fuel your story-telling strength.  Join AnChi Shen, ( Illumination Entertainment) LA-based Taiwanese artist, who creates storyboards, comics, and short films. Sometimes just for fun!

11:45am  Raffle

12pm – 1pm  Intermission

1pm  The Fantasmical World of Rhode Montijo
1:35pm – 1:40
 Q+A
Join beloved author and illustrator Rhode Montijo of The Gumazing Gum Girl, The Halloween Kid, and Cloud Boy as he shares his creative process, his artistic journey, and inspires young creators!

1:45pm Raffle

2pm One Giant Leap for Leo Gray! Exploring Author and Illustrator KJ Kruk’s Sci-Fi Universe
2:35pm – 2:45
 Q+A
Blasto-off! Come meet award-winning author and illustrator KJ Kruk as she shares the world of Leo Gray and his amazing friends!

2:45  Raffle

3pm  25 Years of Aztec Zombies & Lucha Noir: A Conversation with Rafael Navarro and Javier Hernandez
3:35pm – 3:45
 Q+A
¡Hihole! Come join a fun conversation with veteran Chicano creators and comic artists Javier Hernandez (El Muerto the Aztec Zombie) and Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo) as they celebrate 25 years of Aztec zombies and luchador detectives!

3:45pm Raffle

4pm  end of event

 

 

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