LOCAL COMIC BOOK AUTHOR SPEAKS AT THE TUCSON COMIC CON

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Eric M. Esquivel grew up in Tucson, graduated from Rincon, and now writes internationally distributed comic books for a living

Esquiville logo by Hannah Nance Partlow

Local author Eric M. Esquivel is going to be featured on a “spotlight” panel at the Tucson Comic Con, Saturday, November 3rd, from 6pm-7pm!

Esquivel has been a minor Tucson Celebrity for years:

He landed his first paying writing gig in 2005, while still in high school, working as a “Teen Columnist” for The Tucson Citizen (just like Jimmy Olsen).
One time a reader wrote in and demanded that he be deported (a lot less like Jimmy Olsen).

Since then he has written for Fox News Latino, Bleeding Cool, and The Tucson Weekly.

Eric’s comic book stories deal with themes of social inequality ,the nature of faith… and zombies and robots and stuff.  Titles include: Girl Scouts in Space, Sequentially Tucson, Blackest Terror, Electric Youth, The Legend of Oz: Wicked West,Zombies vs. Cheerleaders, Vic Boone, Unite and Take Over II: Stories Inspired by The Songs of The Smiths and the New York Times Best-Selling Fubar: American History Z.

Popular U.K. rapper “Akira The Don” named his most recent record “Unkillable Thunderchrist”, after Esquivel’s Thor: Unkillable Thunder Christ”.

Spookshow Records, home of “The World’s Greatest Horror Rock Band”, Calabrese, hired Eric to write a comic book series based on the band.  Some of the characters he created for that project appear in their new music video, “The Dead Don’t Rise”.

The author & Calabrese

This year will be Eric’s fifth consecutive Tucson Comic Con appearance.

Esquivel’s panel is entitled “Esquiville”, and it’s going to be conducted in the fashion of a town hall meeting for a fictional town entitled–you guessed it–”Esquiville”.

Says Esquivel: “Comic book fans–we know exactly how to create a better world.  We’ve memorized every Superman comic ever printed, we’ve seen every Star Trek movie that’s been committed to film (even that one with the space whales and the mom from Seventh Heaven)–we know exactly where humanity’s goin’ and precisely how to get there!  We just need to unite under a common flag and show everyone else how it’s done.  Luckily, I know some pretty rad graphic designers…”

Eric and two fans posing with his book “Thor: Unkillable Thunder Christ” at local comic shop Heroes and Villains

If you’d like more information about Eric M. Esquivel, his comic con panel “Esquiville” or to schedule an interview, please call Eric M. Esquivel at  (520)-548-0045, or email Eric at [email protected].

Eric can be found Online at the following locations:

Facebook - www.Facebook.com/ericMesquivelFanPage
Twitter - www.twitter.com/ericMesquivel
tumblr - www.emecomics.tumblr.com
Home Page - www.eMeComics.com
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_M._Esquivel

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