LBJ welcomes a comic book writer/illustrator

Comic book day came early for LBJ’s 9th grade student artists thanks to a televisit from elementary school teacher and comic book creator Hector Rodriguez.

Rodriguez discussed the evolution of his comic “El Peso Hero” and described how the title character champions the rights of those who have been disenfranchised or treated unfairly on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

Rodriguez also walked the students through how to create storyboards and concluded his presentation with a Q&A session.

“The kind of champion depicted in ‘El Peso Hero’ isn’t typically depicted in popular comic book culture,” said librarian Analine Johnson. “This hero is the one our children can identify with as they develop their artistic skills. Books are effective tools for improving literacy skills because they help readers interpret text and synthesize information. by mixing the two in a story.

National Comic Book Day is celebrated annually on September 25 by fans, collectors, readers, storytellers and artists.

Grover Z. Barnes