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Tokyo Comic Con 2018 a success

We released our Japanese Edition of A.W.O.L. at #TokyoComicCon. We thank everyone around the country and the world for your immense support! We are starting off 2019 with the A.W.O.L. #SPANISH EDITION coming soon! We also have our new #graphicnovel under an awesome new title to expand our universe as well as our FIRST #ZINE about our first adventure to #Japan coming soon.

A.W.O.L. included in Scholarly Work

Dukescomics is grateful to be included in the academic text of Dr. Joseph Rodriguez of California State University, Fresno. The book Teaching Culturally Sustaining and Inclusive Young Adult Literature-Critical Perspectives and Conversations uses theories of critical literacy and culturally responsive teaching to argue that our schools, and our culture, need sustaining and inclusive Young Adult (YA) literature/s to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse readers and all students.

Our Glyph Comic Award nominated graphic novel A.W.O.L. is featured and pictured in a discussion about our characters pondering options for a future. Thank you, Dr. Rodriguez for honoring us with such an inclusion. Click on this link to buy the book:

Teaching Culturally Sustaining and Inclusive Young Adult Literature-Critical Perspectives and Conversations

A.W.O.L.- Japanese Edition

Thank you, Professor Angelina Nunez-Arellanes, for introducing us to your EPCC student Ryoko from Japan. Our collaboration resulted in the Japanese language version of A.W.O.L. Now available! Click on this link to access it. DUKEScomics is proud to announce our upcoming invitation to Tokyo Comic Con 2018!

A.W.O.L.- Black Label Anniversary Edition Premiere/Tour 2018

For the first Anniversary of A.W.O.L., we did a Fall tour of fun and transformative comic-cons. We introduced our new English Edition featuring enhanced art and lettering as well as a bold new cover. Thank you to MexAmeriCon, FanX Salt Lake, Sol-Con and CXC.


DUKEScomics would like to thank our class of young creators who attended our Summer Art Camp “COMIC BOOKS + SUPERHEROES” at the El Paso Museum of Art Maker Space. It was an intensive and inspirational week. Our appreciation also goes out to @elpasomuseumofart and Art Bridges Foundation for making it all happen. – CONSTANTER

Photo credit : Edgar Picazo. Post effects :DUKEScomics


This is an interview with an inspiring family done during EPCC SOUL NIGHT in El Paso, Texas during 2018 Black History Month. Our Gratitude goes out to EPCC Diversity Programs, McCall Neighborhood Center, The Divine Nine, and Clocking In: My Life After Retirement.

DUKEScomics’ A.W.O.L. 2018 Glyph Award Nominations!

We are grateful that our first graphic novel A.W.O.L. was nominated for (3) 2018 GLYPH COMICS AWARDS by The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention: STORY OF THE YEAR A.W.O.L.; BEST FEMALE CHARACTER Cruz Ochoa; FAN AWARD FOR BEST WORK A.W.O.L. – Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, writer, Ronnie Dukes, artist.

DUKEScomics’ EPCC TV Interview

Thank you to professor Blevins and the EPCC TV crew for such a great experience. If you’ve wanted to learn about the DUKEScomics philosophy, work and origin, this interview covers it. We hope to teach and demystify the process of creation and make it accessible to all to tell their own stories.

Elvira and Ronnie of DUKEScomics on KCOS 13 El Paso.

A.W.O.L. available at Barnes & Noble

Thanks to our friends at Barnes & Noble Sunland Park, A.W.O.L. is now available upon request at a Barnes & Noble near you! Tell your favorite Barnes that you want A.W.O.L. for YOUR local shelves. They also have the Japanese edition.

A.W.O.L. now available at Barnes & Noble.

UTEP Library Special Collections Induction

Our graphic novel A.W.O.L. is officially part of the UTEP Library Latino Comics Special Collections, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary (click on this link to read the story). Thank you, UTEP Library and Chicana/o Studies for this wonderful opportunity to be a part of an amazing collection of artifacts.

A.W.O.L. on special exhibit at the University of Texas at El Paso.

A.W.O.L. now a curated e-book reading experience on Comixology

We’re happy to announce that our graphic novel A.W.O.L. is now available on Comixology, which is the worlds largest online collection of comic books. Click here for the link.

Chicago Libraries embrace A.W.O.L.

A.W.O.L. is currently in several libraries in the Chicago area including Steger, Matheson, Calumet City, Richton Park, Park Forest, Crete, and Chicago Heights. We’re working to make our graphic novel available to more libraries everywhere.

ISBN: 978-1540551511


Age rating: 12yr+

Publisher: DUKEScomics

Publication date: April 10, 2017

Print length: 108 pages

The first libraries to have A.W.O.L in their collections. Chicagoland love.

Women in Film and as Superheroes Interview

Elvira and Ronnie Dukes participated on a panel hosted by the El Paso Times at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in El Paso, Texas, for the upcoming premiere of the feature film Wonder Woman.

EPCON Promotional Update

A.W.O.L. received a very nice mention at the beginning of this video update for El Paso Comic Con 2017. Thank you, Zia Comics!