Wednesday, July 11, 2012

2012 San Diego Comic Con

Weds July 11- Sun July 15th
Weds July 11- Sun July 15th
It's that time again! You can find us in Small Press 
Table Q15
Look for the guy in a big silly afro wig

The Art and Soul of

FRI 2-3 PM #1930
SAT Small Press k-14




Anyone attending San Diego Comic-Con International, mark your calendar for Supa Pirate Booty Hunt FREE after party at Wet Willie's San Diego, CA
Saturday July 14th from 9 PM - Midnight 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


THE LATINO COMICS EXPO in 2012 once again to the world famous CARTOON ART MUSEUM in San Francisco, CA on May 5 & 6.
The poster is illustrated and designed by cartoonist JOSE CABRERA, who will be joining us once again at the Expo. In Mid-March we'll have a limited number of these posters available for purchase, signed & numbered by Jose Cabrera.
Like last year's inaugural event, this year's Expo will feature an exhibitor's gallery with the creators selling their works, and a line-up of panels and presentations. What's special this year is another first: The Cartoon Art Museum will be hosting an historic art exhibit celebrating the work of Latino creators and works reflecting Latino culture. LA RAZA COMICA: A Celebration of the Latino American Experience in the Comic Arts will have it's Opening Reception on Friday, May 4, from 7-9pm. The exhibit will run through September 2, 2012. 

Confirmed artists include:
Jaime Crespo (Tortilla), Crystal Gonzalez (In The Dark), Anthony Oropeza (Amigo Man), Liz Mayorga (Spunky Cat Comix), Hector Cantu (Baldo), Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo), Gabrielle Gamboa (Miss Lonely Hearts), Grasiela Rodriguez (Spadra), Richard Dominguez (El Gato Negro), Jose Cabrera (Crying Macho Man), Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Octavio Rodriguez (Ciudad), Adriana Garcia Cabrera (Aztec of The City) and Mario Hernandez (Love & Rockets).

Free Comic Book Day and Cinco de Mayo fall on the opening day of the Expo, May 5th. The Opening Reception of the RAZA COMICA art exhibit is Friday, May 4th.

Monday, April 2, 2012

"DOWN the RABBIT HOLE" Group Art Show

"DOWN the RABBIT HOLE" Group Art Show featuring Grasiela Rodriguez, Jim Lujan, Geo Brawn IV, Neil Segura, Jose Cabrera, John Narcomey, Raul Aguirre Jr., Ken Mora, Rene Erazo and many more artists!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

City of La Puente Artwalk, February 18 2012

On Saturday, February 18th, 2012 from 4pm-11pm Old Town La Puente (Along 1st/Main Street) will host Un Poquito Mas Arte the first of a quarterly Art Walk series uniting local artists, educators, businesses, and community members as they proudly showcase artworks at various establishments across Old Town La Puente.

Join us at ARTe cabaltURO Art Studio Gallery 15815 Main St. La Puente. Group Art Show featuring Grasiela Rodriguez, John Narcomey, Geo Brawn IV, and more. See you there!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


2012...the end of the world? Hold your 4 horses of the Apocalypse...ANIMATION is here to SAVE THE WORLD! Geeks Comics and Ghettomation present an indie animation show that will make you laugh your end of days away!

Come on by for the mixer at 6:30 then the show!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Claremont Packing House Animation Show!

Raul Aguirre, Jr/Jim Lujan/Gras Rodriguez/Jose Cabrera show their unique and independent animated shorts at world famous Packing House in Claremont California. FREE! PG-13 material. 
532 West 1st Street
Claremont, CA

Monday, November 14, 2011

POMONAMATION:TIS THE SEASON- Animation show Dec 10...

Independent animation returns to Pomona December 10th!!

9:00 pm at the Black Box Theater (inside the School of Arts & Enterprise).  There's also a gallery show/mixer at the E.V.E Gallery going on before and after. All this happens during Second Saturday Pomona on December 10th!! It's going to be a good time with some crazy cartoonage!

Featuring animations by:

Raul Aguirre Jr
Jose Cabrera
Jim Lujan
Ken Mora
Trevor Klueg
Gras Rodriguez
Supa Pirate Booty Hunt

Address: 280 West Second Street Pomona, CA 91766
Phone: (909) 638-1058

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


"SPADRA" Comic Book Release Party, Sat. Nov. 5th at
GEEKS Comics in Uptown Whittier
Wine & Cheese Reception 6 - 10 PM
Everyone is invited, see you there!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

APE Returns to San Francisco, October 1 & 2!

2 New CARTOON FLOPHOUSE comic books at Alternative Press Expo, table#109

THE COMA PREMIERE PACKAGE, which includes the special, limited, digest-sized edition of THE COMA, an 8.5" x 11" color print made exclusively for this edition, and 1 of 25 hand-drawn & colored cards (5" x 5" Bristol paper squares), featuring the Coma.
And of course I will have a limited number of copies of the Package, or just the comic, available there as well. If I have any available after the show, I'll put them on my website for purchase.

I'll be at table #109, alongside Michael Aushenker of CARTOON FLOPHOUSE notoriety. Drop by and fall into...THE COMA!!

APE Returns to San Francisco, Oct. 1 & 2!

Advance Tickets Available Now Online!

APE, the Alternative Press Expo, returns to San Francisco on October 1 and 2 at the Concourse Exhibition Center, located at 635 8th Street. Coming off its biggest year ever in 2010, with a larger Exhibit Hall, additional programming tracks, and attendance topping 5,500, APE is one of the must-attend comics events of the year.
Featured guests at APE 2011 include Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant!), Daniel Clowes (Wilson, The Death Ray; courtesy Drawn & Quarterly), Craig Thompson (Blankets, Habibi), Matthew Thurber (1-800-MICE; co-sponsored by PictureBox), Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve, Scenes from an Impending Marriage), and Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man, Oil and Water). All of these superstar comics creators will have NEW books featured at APE. Here's your chance to meet them and get your copies signed!
APE presents the very best in alternative and small press comics, with an Exhibit Hall packed with cutting-edge creators. This year's Exhibit Hall features over 400 exhibitors, including some of the biggest indy comics publishers (SLG, IDW, Fantagraphics, Drawn and Quarterly, Top Shelf, Last Gasp, BOOM! Studios, and many more), plus artists and DIY creators showcasing their comics, books, zines, original art, hand-made items, and much more. Click here for a complete list of APE Exhibitors!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


The newest Cartoonista answers the questions fans are dying to know....well...maybe just curious to know!  

1) To those who haven’t read your work, How would you summarize the Neil Segura/Forever Freshman creative universe?
 “Forever Freshman” is an all-ages, semi-autobiographical comic book I Illustrate and co-create with my good friend and writer Ray Mendivil. The characters are based on ourselves as two socially awkward teenagers. We were huge band geeks in high school lacking any social skills, money, or transportation living in the outskirts of Los Angeles. We thought this would be a fun story to tell and we are more than happy to poke fun at ourselves and hopefully make people laugh in the process. 

2) Fans of ____ will dig Forever Freshman?
 Tacos, Girls & Rock ‘N’ Roll!

 3) If you could make a movie of your book- Who would you cast as the leads and who would direct?
 I’m thinking a traditional 2D animated film. I could see Billy West voicing our characters. I’d also bring the Farrelly Bros into the mix to direct. I’d like to see what they would do with an animated film. Oh, and NOFX could do the soundtrack.

4) What’s the best thing about having your very own art/comic book show?
 We recently had our comic release party at Geeks in Whittier and were blown away by the amount of people who came out to support us. It’s a great feeling when people go out of their way to see what I’m doing creatively. I love it when someone gets a laugh from the book, it let’s me know I’m doing something right.

 5) How important are your particular art tools to you style?
When working on Forever Freshman I like to keep my style as consistent as possible so I will try to use the same pens and brushes. Right now I use a Pentel brush pen for most of my inking. The comic is one aspect of my overall artistic style. I emphasize the cartoony look because that’s what works for the series. I go through phases all the time with styles and tools, it all depends on the project.

6) If people only judge a book by its cover- what’s one thing that would surprise people about you?
 I once ended up in the hospital after a wild night of karaoke.

7) What do you listen to while you draw?
My ipod is on shuffle most of the time which has everything from Billy Joel to N.W.A. Sometimes I want something more dramatic, so I’ll put on a movie soundtrack to get into a storytelling mood. My go to soundtracks right now are “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Tron Legacy”. I have tried listening to podcasts, but they get too distracting while I’m drawing. It’s like chewing gum and walking for me.

 8) Do you draw from photo reference usually or from your mind’s eye?
 I use a lot of photo reference. I think it’s important to study what I am going to draw in order to make it believable. Google has helped in a big way to search for any image in seconds so there is really no excuse. 

9) How do you handle critiques of your work?
I take criticism in the spirit in which it’s intended. I am always interested in other people’s opinions of my work, I may not always agree, but if they are sincere about their criticism I can respect that.

10) What is your latest project, and where can people find it?

I am concentrating on Forever Freshman Issue 2, which will hopefully be available early 2012. Find us at

If you want to see what I am up to on a weekly basis I update my blog with sketches, illustrations and other fun artsy stuff

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sketch-A-Palooza video

Jose Cabrera
Jim Lujan
Javier Hernandez
Geo Brawn
Raul Aguirre Jr
Gras Rodriguez & Leann Lujan (face painting)
Rafael Navarro (and God-Son)
Neil Segura
Steve Romo
Ted Seko
Linda Lee

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Jim Lujan had a dream. Food trucks lined up as far as the eye can see. All different styles, all delicious. Crowds of people gather, talk, and share a bite to eat. In the mist of the grey blue fog, shines the flicker of an outdoor video screen. On that screen, Ghettomation and other hilarious cartoons display as the crowds mingle and have a laugh together. A true communal event.

That dream, my friends, is now a reality. Food trucks meet indie animation. And you, are there...

Welcome to the Cartoon Truck Stop

Jim will be your "cartoon DJ" that evening with my projector.  Big thanks to Roxie and the crew of Fresh Fries for helping make this happen. It's going to be great!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Free sketching event for children, Sunday August 28th at Geeks Comic Book Shop in Whittier.

Free sketches and Face Painting for kids! Click on the flyer above!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


The Cartoonista Drawing Club for kids had another successful demo last night at The Los Angeles County Library of Baldwn Park. Approximately 60-70 children participated in Cartoonista drawing demos, comic book art and story drawing exercises.
See the children's wonderful art posted below. Plans for an upcoming Cartoonista FREE CHILDREN'S EVENT in Whittier next month is in the works and details will be posted here.