(Please scroll down to read more.)

DUKEScomics would like to thank our class of young creators who attended our El Paso Museum of Art Summer Art Camp “COMIC BOOKS + SUPERHEROES.” What 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. 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 television 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.

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.

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

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.


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.  


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. The writer and artist Elvira and Ronnie have given workshops on creating comics and writing for young people and the community at large.

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.


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.



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!