Hector Rodriguez knew that a portion of the lower-income community struggles to attend conventions because of their expensive fees. He decided that it was time for the Latino community to have a chance to attend a comic convention for free.
Last year, the Latino Cultural Center (2600 Live Oak St.) hosted the Texas Latino Comic Con, the first of its kind in Texas. The convention returns to the same venue July 28 and again will offer free admission.
The event will highlight the representation of the Latino community in comics, as well as Latino artists, writers and creators in the comic book community.