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DUKEScomics invited to present 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

This mixed medium piece (below) was created for El Paso Museum of Art Dia de los Muertos Fronterizo altars exhibition. It is titled The New Statue of Liberty created by DUKEScomics’ Elvira Carrizal-Dukes and Ronnie Dukes. 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.

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


Elvira Carrizal-Dukes is a member of Borderland Regional Group Journalism and Women Symposium (J.A.W.S.). She was selected to present A.W.O.L. at the #JAWS17 Books & Browse. 

Elvira Carrizal-Dukes representing Dukescomics as a featured author at J.A.W.S. 2017. Pictured with multi-media journalist Zoe Sullivan @zoesullnews would like to thank the Border Regional Library Association / Texas Library Association / REFORMA- El Paso Fall Conference. Our workshop, DIY Border Comics: Telling Our Stories, Empowering Our Community, went great. Thank you for the opportunity and we look forward to seeing you all in the future!

DUKEScomics at Border Regional Library Association Conference 2017.

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.

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.

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

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.

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


Here, you’ll find a collection of art and promo materials created for and donated to various community organizations and institutions.