As New York Comic Con slowly reveals information on this year’s event – like what Marvel actors we hope to catch a glimpse of at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – John Leguizamo dropped his own mind-blowing news: During this year’s NYCC, he will debut his first comic book.
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez – who created the inspirational Afro-Latina superheroine, La Borinqueña – revealed a little bit more information in a tweet. “So, me and @JohnLeguizamo are debuting his 1st comic book @NY_Comic_Con that I edited and produced! More details coming soon!”
We reached out to Miranda-Rodriguez – who couldn’t spill the beans on what exactly this project entails – to learn how the collaboration came to be. A few years ago, Edgardo met John at NYCC. “He was excited to meet a Latino in comics,” Miranda-Rodriguez tells me. “He said to me, ‘¿Tú eres Latino?’ To that I replied, ‘Sí, yo soy Boricua.’ Then, we exchanged numbers. He then texted me soon after asking me if I knew anyone that could help him make a comic book. I responded, ‘ME!’”
And just like that the two began working together. Edgardo put together a team comprised of Chris Sotomayor, Chris Batista, Gustavo Vazquez, and Sabrina Cintron. The comic book is based on a script he wrote, and is produced by Edgardo’s Somos Arte studio.
Given that both men often use their art to uplift……
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