EN KICKSTARTER/ ON KICKSTARTER
“ENFOQUE CON JOSÉ DÍAZ-BALART” PRESENTS THIS SUNDAY AT 1PM/12 C:
SENATOR RAND PAUL (R-KY) IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FOR SPANISH-LANGUAGE TELEVISION AND SENATOR BOB MENÉNDEZ (D-NJ) DEBATE OVER LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA WITH EXPERTS ELADIO PÁEZ AND MICHAEL COLLINS AND HÉCTOR RODRÍGUEZ, CREATOR OF ‘EL PESO HERO,’ A SUPERHERO WHO DEFENDS THE RIGHTS OF IMMIGRANTS
MIAMI – January 17, 2014 – “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart” presents an exclusive interview for Spanish-language television with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and a conversation with Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) this Sunday, January 19 at a special time, 1PM ET/12 CT. The senators will share their expectations about the legislation before Congress in 2014 and will discuss important issues such as Immigration Reform, the Hispanic vote, the Affordable Care Act, and the NSA and “Bridgegate” scandals, among other topics of interest to the Hispanic community. Veteran law enforcement specialist Eladio Páez and Michael Collins, Policy Manager at the Drug Policy Alliance, will contrast their points of view on legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Last but not least, the creator of “El Peso Hero,” a Hispanic superhero who defends immigrants’ rights, will talk about his successful comic strip.
“Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart” is the first and only Sunday public affairs program produced in Spanish in Washington, D.C. to present news analysis and in-depth interviews with key Hispanic community leaders.
I funded the production and printing of El Peso Hero #1 myself and it nearly broke the bank between printing costs, shipping costs. In the end, the biggest obstacle is printing. Printing in small quantities dramatically increases the cost per book, which in turn is reflected in the cost I set forth to you, the reader. If I can successfully fund this Kickstarter, I can afford to print El Peso Hero # 2 and #3 in a much larger quantity which will save money in the long run, passing that savings on to you… immediately, right here in the Kickstarter.
The prices reflected in the rewards sections are for printing a quantity of 300 books. Which is NOT huge but helps bring the cost down dramatically. Also note, the issues will run 30+ pages. .
If successful this Kickstarter will fund all production costs (printing), and all post-production costs (shipping and shipping materials.)
Issue #3 variant cover created by Marvel legend Sam de la Rosa!
Who is Sam de la Rosa?
Sam de la Rosa /., a native Texan, had his first comic book credit appear for DC Comics in Action Comics #534. He did finished art over layouts by Keith Pollard for Green Lantern #160 then became the regular finishing artist starting on World’s Finest #285, with layouts by Silver-Age Great, Rich Buckler. Sam caught the attention of Marvel Comics that same year when Bob Layton and Mark Gruenwald asked him to finish a few pages of (Bob’s) layouts on Hercules Prince Of Power Mini Series issue #4 in 1982. That led to years of regular work for Marvel doing inks and finished art on various Spider-Man titles, Venom Lethal Protector, Venom Separation Anxiety, Captain America, Black Panther, Squadron Supreme, Iron Man, What-If, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, The Thing, Spider Woman, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and many more. On Marvel’s EPIC line Sam was fortunate to ink over pencils by Alan Weiss/Val Mayerik on Steel Grip Starkey, and JIM STARLIN personally selected Sam to ink several hundred of his Dreadstar pages.
Returning to DC Comics, he inked All Star Squadron, Captain Atom, 22 issues of Firestorm in the late 1980s, as well as DC’s last two Star Trek Annuals in 1995. Sam also worked for Dark Horse on the very first Predator comic in 1989, Disney Comics’ Roger Rabbit, First Comics’ Sable and The Badger, Eclipse Comics inking over Eric Shanower and Sam Kieth, Acclaim Comics inking the great Dick Giordano on Sliders (based on the sci-fi TV show), Red Circle-Archie Publications embellishing over Spider-man co-creator Steve Ditko and others, Malibu Comics, Ocean Comics’ Popeye, Noble Comics’ Justice Machine, Comico Comics inking Elementals over future Eisner Award Winner Bill Willingham, Lone Star Comics, Antarctic Press on their flagship title Areala Warrior Nun, Image Comics on Supreme and Vanguard, Fleetway/Quality inking about 100 Covers primarily on Judge Dredd, and still other companies. His work continues to be published by many comic book companies sin various Omnibus, TPBs, Hardcover Editions/Collections, DVDs, and a sampling at Marvel.com.
Sam’s favorite work was always on Spider-Man, Venom, Carnage, and the Symbiotes! He currently does comic show, store appearances and commission art, pencils, inks, re-creations on request. You can find a more detailed but still PARTIAL list of his Comic Book credits with this link: comics.org (The Grand Comics Database). If you see something that is missing on his credits (and there are still many) please use the contact link to point that out.
Prior to his pro comic book work, Sam was a prolific contributor of art to comic book fanzines starting in 1969 (having discovered them in 1968) with The San Antonio Comics Club Bulletin. He attempted to put together a fanzine, SUPER ONE in 1972 (even conducting an interview with artist Richard Corben and getting art by him, Alan Hanley and Klaus Janson) but for various reasons it was not to be.
Finally in 1977 he designed/layed out, provided art, secured art contributions, hand pasted-up the pages (pre-computer), and finally published NIMBUS 3. In the mid 1970s he was a freelance artist doing editorial cartoons for his college newspaper, drew art professionally for otherpublications and also operated a manual sign printing press for a large Department Store. In the late 1970s up to 1982 Sam was an “Illustrator”working on government projects at San Antonio’s Lackland Military Base for Impact Productions. Impact was co-owned by his great friend/mentor,the late Pat Boyette and good aquaintance, the late Fred Himes, artists/writers/painters for Charlton Comics. Sam left steady employment in 1982 upon receiving regular work from both DC Comics and Marvel Comics and never looked back!
What is C.U.B.s you ask? C.U.B.s stands for Creator United Babies. a comic strip featured through the Creator United group on Facebook. The strip is based on popular independent comic book heroes in elementary school. The strip is written and created by Richard Dominguez the creator of El Gato Negro. If you are a creator click on the strip to join the group!
HUGE win for Edgar Rodriguez and team for winning 3rd place in votes.
Thanks to all the El Peso Hero fans out there for supporting our page.11 featured artist!
Without you it couldn’t have been possible!