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DUKEScomics at MexAmeriCon 2020
Artist & Creator Ronnie Dukes & Elvira Carrizal-Dukes were a part of MexAmeriCon 2020, a virtual con December 12, 2020. Thanks, MexAmeriCon! See you next year.
DUKEScomics on Univision Spanish news in El Paso discussing Giving Day on behalf of the Alzheimer’s West Texas Chapter
A.W.O.L. author Elvira featured in UTEP Arts Alive series
UTEP Arts Alive is an interdisciplinary collaboration showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of the arts in the face of a global pandemic. The project highlights ongoing artistic activities by UTEP students and faculty from a wide range of departments and provides a virtual connection to iconic campus locations for those who cannot physically be present. UTEP Arts Alive is a collaboration between Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, The Center for Arts Entrepreneurship, UTEP Department of Music, and UTEP Department of Art. Produced by UTEP Edgar Picazo-Merino, BA Interdisciplinary Studies and editor of Azul Arena magazine; and Chris Beroes-Haigis, alumnus of UTEP Department of Music graduate program and member of the Center for Arts Entrepreneurship.
Ronnie Dukes interviewed for Black Superheroes Matter Podcast
“Black Superheroes Matter and so do their Creators.” Interview by Steven Christian. To hear the interview, click here: Ronnie Dukes Black Superheroes Matter.
DUKEScomics partners with Alzheimer West TX Chapter and UTEP for Workshops
Ronnie and Elvira along with Sarah Yvonne Jimenez, an instructor in clinical nursing, will help the West Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offer a few virtual workshops that will encourage journal writing and doodling as ways to self-reflect and lower stress from a health care perspective. To read the news story by UTEP, click here: UTEP News Story
Elvira interviewed by KTEP State of the Arts
Thank you so much to MARINA MONSISVAIS for having Elvira on her show to talk about the journaling and drawing workshops with the Alzheimer’s Association West Texas Chapter. Click here to listen to the radio interview: Link
#CEOENTREPRENEURWEEKEND19 in Houston
Thank you so much to PAM PERRY PR @speakersmagazine for recording our presentation and sharing it and for her expert interviewing skills. We are grateful to Dr. LaJoyce Lawton for inviting us to speak at this event. We feel blessed to have gained a new relationship with colleagues, friends, and professionals who are doing phenomenal work owning and growing their own businesses and shaping their communities in positive and uplifting ways. Saying thank you does not seem like enough, but we hope you feel our passion and are inspired by our story and journey. The entire presentation is available on the DUKEScomics Facebook page at this link.
Our first Zine “Journey to Kohh” now available
Our first Zine is based on our first trip to Japan in 2017. We got the chance to take a bullet train to Nagoya to see Japanese hip hop artist Kohh in concert. Kohh inspired us to travel to Japan. We hope to collaborate with him in the future.
A.W.O.L. featured in “Illuminate” exhibition at El Paso Museum of Art
This exhibit features artworks by EPMA Teaching Artists from July 17, 2019 to the end of March 2020 in the Art School Gallery. We are honored to be featured along with fellow Teaching Artists Ivan Calderon, Dina Edens-Perlasca, Cindy Gutierrez-Krapp, and Phillip John Romero.
Zines, Comic Books + Superheroes Summer Camp 2019
We love being Teaching Artists at the EPMA Art School. By the end of this summer camp, the students wrote and illustrated original comic books and DUKEScomics printed them. Thank you, El Paso Museum of Art and El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs for providing a fun and safe space for Teaching Artists and these future creators. #makearthappen
DUKEScomics featured at Latino Art Now! (LAN) Artist Alley Houston 2019
Thank you, Inter-University Program for Latino Research and UTEP Chicana/o Studies for welcoming us at LAN! Many thanks to our fantastic artist neighbors Marissa JV and Mira Mayra Art.
Ronnie Dukes’ art featured on Academic Text Cover
Thank you, Drs. Baca, Hinojosa, and Murphy for choosing DUKEScomics to help represent your stellar work “Bordered Writers” available through State University of New York Press.
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! A.W.O.L. #SPANISH EDITION 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, Angelina Nunez-Arellanes, for introducing us to 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’ EPMA Summer Art Camp “COMIC BOOKS + SUPERHEROES”
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