Join Hartford Public Library for an author talk and book signing featuring graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, author of superhero series La Borinqueña. Hear about the story of La Borinqueña, how the superhero is connected to the past and present of Puerto Rico, and about the Latinx experience in the comics industry. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez will be selling and signing La Borinqueña after his talk.
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is a graphic novelist most notably recognized as the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and bestselling superhero series La Borinqueña. In addition, he is celebrated for his philanthropic efforts via the benefit anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico featuring La Borinqueña teaming up with Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and other DC Comics heroes. He self-published this anthology under his own studio Somos Arte and to date Edgardo has raised close to a quarter of a million dollars for grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico via the La Borinqueña Grants Program. As the Creative Director and owner of Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based creative services studio he has worked with such notable clients as Atlantic Records, Columbia University, Sony Pictures and Marvel. In addition, Edgardo is a curator of art exhibitions having already produced three original Marvel comic book art exhibitions and his very own La Borinqueña for the Smithsonian Museum.
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Hartford Public Library – Atrium- Downtown branch
For more information please visit www.hplct.org.