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DUKEScomics Presents at CEO Entrepreneur Weekend in Houston

We are grateful to be able to share this presentation with all of you. We had a fantastic time presenting at #CEOENTREPRENEURWEEKEND19 in Houston. Thank you so much to PAM PERRY PR for the recording. The entire presentation is available on the DUKEScomics’ Facebook page at this link.


Elvira representing DUKEScomics at MexiAmeriCon panel (Sept. 2018, Austin, Texas).

DUKEScomics presentation for El Paso Community College Ascender program

Thank you Professors Angelina Nunez Arellanes and Sandra Padilla for inviting us to engage with your students in discussions about using our stories and art to realize our commonalities with others. CONSTANTER!

DUKEScomics at Mutilingual UX Symposium

Thank you @gonzlaur @shiversmcnair and your community of brilliant minds for making us a part of #translationux and the closing symposium with Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, Erick Gavin a.k.a. DJ Bless 1ne, Ronnie Dukes, and Café Mayapan! CONSTANTER!

DUKEScomics at MultiLingual UX Symposium 2017

EPMA Dia de los Muertos Fronterizo altars exhibition 2017

Elvira and Ronnie created this mixed media art piece (below). The altar depicts writer Gloria Anzaldúa and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in memory of their work. CONSTANTER!

DUKEScomics at El Paso Museum of Art Dia de los Muertos Fronterizo 2017.

Here is a video of the mixed media piece we created.

A.W.O.L. selected for #JAWS17 Books & Browse Authors

Elvira Carrizal-Dukes is a member of Borderland Regional Group for Women in Journalism.

Elvira Carrizal-Dukes representing Dukescomics as a featured author at J.A.W.S. 2017. Pictured with multi-media journalist Zoe Sullivan @zoesullnews

A.W.O.L. at Regional Library Conference would like to thank the Border Regional Library Association / Texas Library Association / REFORMA- El Paso Fall Conference. We gave a presentation called DIY Border Comics: Telling Our Stories, Empowering Our Community. Thank you for the opportunity and we look forward to seeing you all in the future!

DUKEScomics at Border Regional Library Association Conference opening reception 2017 at 501 Bar and Bistro downtown El Paso, TX.

EPCC Literary Fiesta

Thank you to the El Paso Community College Literary Fiesta 2017 for having DUKEScomics present a workshop on graphic novels and creation processes at the El Paso Public Library Main Branch. We enjoyed talking to visitors of the library and hope they understand a bit more about us and how we created our first book.

El Paso Community College Literary Fiesta 2017 at El Paso Public Library Main Branch.

UTEP Young Adult Literature courses read A.W.O.L.

We are honored to have our graphic novel A.W.O.L. included in the young adult literature curriculum of The University of Texas at El Paso. Our thanks to Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Gustav and the students of UTEP English for their support. Go Miners! 

A.W.O.L. now sold at the UTEP Follet Bookstore.

Skyping with Chicago-area readers

DUKEScomics would like to thank the University Park Library for having us as a part of TEEN READ WEEK! 2017. We enjoyed Skyping with librarian Shannon Perkins and her students. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our experience. We hope to inspire future creators.

University Park Library Teen Read Week 2017

Animation Family Day at EPMA

DUKEScomics, DJ Bless 1ne, EPCC students, and UTEP Professors provided programming for Families Animated! at the El Paso Museum of Art to celebrate the An American Animator, Don Bluth exhibit. DUKEScomics supports community LEARNING where we read, write, and create together through our different cultures, voices, and ways of knowing.

Live Demos, Workshops and video installation of A.W.O.L. at the El Paso Museum of Art.

Career Day: Comic Creators

DUKEScomics (below) talking about community literacy with elementary students. Elvira discussed filmmaking and writing and Ronnie discussed illustrating comic books.