Photos from the 42nd Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and Los Bros at the 2022 Latino Comics Expo

On the West Coast, comics creators are recharged and attending in-person events again. In the span of a week, cartoonists were guests and participated in panels at the 42nd Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the campus of the University of Southern California, and the Latino Comics Expo at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. The esprit de corps between Fantagraphics Books artists such as Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Katie Skelly, Steven Weissman, Jordan Crane, R. Kikuo Johnson (the winner of this year’s Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the graphic novel/comics category) and their fans was electric at these events! I traveled down to these events and photographed them as best I could. I hope these images give you a sense that comics events are making their way back again this year!

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After his panel and signing on Saturday, April 23, 2022 for Graphic Novel: Drawing the Story with R. Kikuo Johnson, Lee Lai and others, Jordan Crane posed in front of the Epstein Family Engineering Plaza department building, what he studied at USC.