Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just a reminder....

As always, all purchases made at this year's Comic Con will be accompanied by either a free hug from Bean Robot or a free punch to the face from Angry Bob*.

Find us at:

Small Press Pavilion

Table N8

Don't forget to stop by and get your free gift!

*Our choice

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Any minute now

you will be standing at our booth and DEMANDING one of our exclusive
(and I'm talking to you Monelle)

but I give you fair warning, these are extremely limited.
We poured a ton of passion into making them, and then used these actual shirts to wipe the sweat off our sexy chests to infuse MAXIMUM PASSION!!

And where can you find them?
We will once again be in the Small Press Area
Table N8
in attendance:
Angry Bob
Senor Ira
& of course Beanrobot

(The Lady Janice will be at home this year caring for the littlest member of our passion posse, sorry fellas)

note: due to prior obligations, we will not be at Preview Night (Wednesday).
The heat will rise starting Thursday morning around 11 am

It's been a long year, Lovers, and our juices are flowing.
We can't wait to see you.
(Bring protection, if you know what I mean)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Hola Amigos.

The Season of Fall has fallen into our laps,
and though the leaves may be leaving the trees
there will be HEAT... you know what I'm talkin' bout!

Hot Mexican Love Comics will be making its return to the

9th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair
Sunday, September 26, 2010

10AM to 6PM

West Hollywood Park
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

FREE Parking at the Pacific Design Center at 8687 Melrose Ave.

scheduled to attend:
Senor Ira
Lady J
(while they are wearing the newest in guyaberras, you may refer to them as
"The Tangerine Dream")

We will be in the Comic, Arts, Sci-fi & Horror area
(the green area on the map above)
Section D 13- 16
Table F
(The "F" stands for "Fantasy")

As usual, we will be there selling the latest issue of Hot Mexican Love Comics, in addition to shot glasses. Our crew will also be signing, sketching, giving advice on Love and raffling off hugs! AND we will also have a fresh batch of HMLC shirts for sale! ¡ARRIBA!

So keep your Sabado Noche pequeño to insure that you will have enough energy to get your rump out of bed and shake that thing over to WeHo and face the love.
(Damn, am I FUNKY!)

See you Sunday!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

HOT Diggity DOG!

Hola Amigos!

Some dreams really do come true, and some happen when you least expect it. This particular dream happened right after Comic Con. Some of you may have heard about it, or perhaps even seen a photo of it. But how many of you have had the opportunity to experience the world famous
"Oscar Mayer Wienermobile".

Three weeks ago while I was eating my lunch, I was alerted that the Wienermobile was parked behind the studio where I work. I went to check it out (finding it empty) just as the drivers returned from their lunch break! A wink and a smile later, I found myself being given a tour of the famous Frank on Wheels.

And being the passionate Lover that I am, I did not arrive empty handed.

It's not a Taco, but it goes just as well with HMLC.

and check out the custom embroidery on the seats!

Sharing the Love, I figured one good turn deserves another, so I happily gave "Pepper Jackie Cheese" and "Nacho Cheese Nikita" a tour of Rough Draft Studios (where I work).

Notice the hot dogs on the dash.

And the Vanity Plate.

You can check out more info. on the Wienermobile at the Hotdogger blog. Thanks again to "Pepper Jackie Cheese" and "Nacho Cheese Nikita" for the tour. Safe travels (which are now also "passionate travels" with their own copy of HMLC 2010).

Y'know, sometimes I do wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener.
That is something I never thought I could be.
But since I am a Hot Mexican Lover,
everybody is already in love with me!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gracias a los amantes


Another round of thanks goes out today to the contributors of the 2010 edition:

Phil Allora

Ted Blackman

Alex Campos

Susy Campos

Mick Cassidy

Liz Climo

Rodney Clouden

Keith Conroy

Valerie Fletcher

Michael Kenny

Shawn Murray

Caleb Meurer

Rod Mojica

John Roback

Stephen Sandoval

Ethan Spaulding

Paul Wee

No one man can make an anthology. And as talented as any artist is, the fact remains that no lone individual can accomplish as much as 17 Mexican Lovers. These bleeding heart romantics devote their time, skills and artistic soul so that your lives will be all the more pleasurable, profitable and passionate!

My lips are so parched from the kisses I have bestowed upon them, I have bought stock in "Chap Stick". So please do this humble editor a favor: if you see any of the Gaupos or Chulas listed above, stop them in their tracks, hold your head up high and kiss them as passionately as Ricardo Montalbán would.

This is MINIMUM of thanks they all deserve:

Front Cover Artist Paul Wee with Senor Ira and The Lady Janice.

Freshman Lover Phil Allora poses for the camera and with a camera and then helped work the booth!

Back Cover Artist Rod Mojica and Model Celeste P. pose with the Nucleus.

Back Cover Model Celeste P. poses with her painting. She created many smiles as she signed copies for fans.

Not to be outdone by Celeste, but Keith Conroy's return to the book made quite an impact. His story rocked, he worked the table with us and he drew original artwork which was raffled off for our fans! Arriba!

La Reina Blanca also stopped by to audition for the role of next year's cover model. Place your votes here or on our facebook page.

con Amor Y Besos,
Senor Ira

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Once again, we are Blessed

Hola Lovers

We are finally back in the swing of things now that our annual visit to San Diego is over. As such, there are many thanks to go around. And the first round is to you, our loyal fans and readers.

This was our fifth consecutive year exhibiting at Comic-Con and I am proud to say that we had more return customers than ever before! We are a bit humbled and glad that we are doing something right in the ways of Love. But we have always been confident in out content (we are more than just a sexy cover).

Here are a few shots from the Con (with more to come), while even more can be seen at our Facebook page.

The above shot is "The Space Pope". The power above has sent him and his presence graces our booth EVERY YEAR. A million kisses goes out to you, your Holiness!

Monelle, we love you. And your shirt is on the way.

The Blues Brothers mix their soul with Amor

May you all have a most Sensual Siesta.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A day to recoup

What a passionate group. And so handsome too!

Hola Amigos.
San Diego International Comic-Con 2010 has come and gone.
And thanks to you, it was one of our most successful shows. There's a lot of thanks to go around, but they will have to wait.

We dispensed so much passion over the past five days that we need a break to recharge the love batteries. But if you need a little fix, you can check us out at our Twitter site ( or at our Facebook Page.

AND if you become a member of the Facebook Page, the passion in your life will increase approximately 17.5%!

How can that happen? Because we love you.

The above photo is the Nucleus/booth crew for the con this past year: Beanrobot (Albert), Senor Ira (aka The Thrillionaire), The Lady Janice (Lady J.), KeyCon (our N.Y. based Lover) and L-Dogg (LarryDigital). Collectively known as
"The Tangerine Dream"

Goodnight Sweet Lovers,
stay warm under the covers.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

details and guidelines

Hola Amigos!

We are using every last moment prepping for the "Big Show". What surprises do we have in store for all you faithful Lovers?

Not even we know because we don't know what we will be able to finish before we depart for San Diego.

Here is a map so you can find us at Comic-Con.

Once again, we will be in the

Small Press Area - table O14.

Share this map and info with all your friends.

Schedule of events at our Table:

Wednesday (Preview Night): Sorry Amigos, Wednesday is Hump Day. No HMLC for you.

Thursday: sell comics & shot glasses, sketch for fans, give advice on Love and perhaps a hug or two

Friday: sell comics & shot glasses, sketch for fans, give advice on Love and perhaps a hug or two

Saturday: sell comics & shot glasses, sketch for fans, give advice on Love and perhaps a hug or two

Sunday: sell comics & shot glasses, sketch for fans, give advice on Love and perhaps a hug or two,

raffle off Albert's phone number

We may also be calling "Angry Bob" intermittently throughout the con since he decided to recharge his Canadian batteries back in his homeland instead of being with you, our fans and followers. For a small fee, you may be able to actually speak to Angry Bob in Canada (That's another Comic-Con exclusive!)

Lovers scheduled to be at the table:

Senor Ira


The Lady Janice

The Space Pope (not a Lover, but a Saint)

and everybody's favorite... Beanrobot (Albert)!

Friends of Love and Lovers unto themselves

Here are a couple of shout-outs to some other passionate people who deserve your attention (and your disposable income). They are all friends and animators and have their own tables/booths at Comic-Con. Be sure to tell 'em "Hot Mexican Love" sent ya.

Louie Del Carmen - table G04: Louie is a frequent contributor to our anthology, an obsessed workhorse, an amazing artist and a good friend. He self publishes comics and sketchbooks and has a great ongoing blog "Random Anomalies", which you should definitely check out

Paul Wee (Red Eye Art) - table D04: Paul is our Cover artist and if you read our blog, you would be saying "Haven't you kissed his ass enough already, Senor?"

No , I have not.

Go to his table and buy some of his stuff.

Conduct Happiness - 4830: Chris Sonnenburg (along with partner Joe Moshier) has reinvented the "Pea" in "Happiness" (or is it "Pee"?). Chris is another huge talent and his wares are adorable. In addition to their usual stuff, C.H. has published it's very first "Golden Book", get it while it lasts. And you can also go to his website to see what is making everybody so damn happy.

Vaya con Amor, Amigos. Hope to see you all later in the week.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Here you go Amigos.

Take this image off our blog and spread the word of Love.

We will be there, will you?

Visitors will be rewarded... with passion!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

In Transit

Hola Amigos,

Just over one week left until Comic-Con and the tension is on the rise as we anxiously await the arrival of our book. I have been in touch with our printer in Canada and they have shipped. The real question is what day will it arrive?

In the meantime, let me tease you with another entry from the 2010 addition. This week brought to you from another freshman lover, the uber-talented Phil Allora. I must give extra credit and kudos to Phil. Here is a list of his Hot Mexican Love trials and accomplishments:

-I met Phil at last year's Convention (he bought our book and also works with Albert). I was unfamiliar with his work and he asked to be a contributor in the book. And although I gave him a hard time about it, Albert assured me he was a good kisser. Knowing that Albert is also a good kisser (so I've heard) I trust him, and yet I still vetted Phil more than McCain vetted Palin.

-he took the comic and deadline VERY seriously

-he was the first person to turn in a submission for the 2010 edition

-he did one of the longer stories in the 2010 edition

-his story totally ROCKS! It looks and reads AMAZING! Sincerely.

If I didn't know better, I'd say Phil did an amazing job just to make me feel sheepish for giving him a hard time when I first met him. But this is HOT MEXICAN LOVE. We don't hold grudges, we share the love and spread the passion.

So Muchos Gracias to Phil. You are top-notch in my book! Amigos, you should also check out his Blog and Deviant Art Page. And if you see Phil, do what I plan on doing, ask for one of those muy feugo besos that Albert was raving about.

Hope to see you all next week!

(small press: table O14)

Friday, July 9, 2010

¡Convention Exclusive 2010!

Hold onto your sombreros because we've done it again!

It's clean. It's green. And it can finally be seen!

Hot Mexican Love Comics is proud to announce the third in our series of shot glasses (affectionately known as the "Sombrero Series"). This year featuring our very own "Padre Prick"

Be the envy of all your compadres as you drink a shot from the only drinking receptacle guaranteed to increase the potency of what it contains by a minimum of 17%. How do we do it? The answer is simple...

because we love you.

Available only at Comic-Con, this is one exclusive you will not want to miss. Other exhibitors at the con limit their exclusive items to a few thousand... HOGWASH! To keep up the value, we limited our production run to less than 200! The first of our series sold out. Don't be left behind this year too! Be sure to swing on by our table of Comics, Romance & Machismo and demand your shot glass. On second thought, you should buy two. Why? Because we love you.

See you in the Small Press Area: table O14

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Evolution of a Cover

Hola Amigos

Well, we are just two weeks away from Comic-Con 2010,
so I thought it would be a good time to reveal the cover for our next pulse-pounding edition:

We think it is "Outta this World!"

We can't thank the Artist/Contributor/Mexican-Lover, Paul Wee, enough for painting another spectacular image to grace the cover of our book. So in honor of Paul, I thought it'd be nice to show a few of the steps it took to create the oven mitt that holds in all the heat.

It all starts with a discussion between Paul and the Editor-In-Chief (that would be me, Senor Ira) about what we'd like to show and what Paul would like to paint. As the E-I-C, priority one is having an image to catch the eye of people walking by our book (or booth as it may be). Our book title contains it all: our lifestyle, credo, attitude. One would think with a title like that you might not need an image, just text. But it is our image that speaks to the illiterate, for even those remedially challenged can speak the international language of Love.

Paul had requested to doing something with a "Pulp Novel" feel to it, a bit retro. Maybe a crime scene. I mentioned that I was thinking about something with an "Outer Space" feel, and perhaps we could combine the two. Well, Paul LOVED the idea and immediately drew up some concepts to play around with. The first two were basic space ideas with strong silhouttes of a sexy Latina:

But the third concept is what really got the ball rolling:
HML planting a flag for interplanetary love had a nice feel to it. Outer Space with some lovelorn Aliens added a touch of whimsey. Paul then fleshed out some other poses and ideas for the nucleus to look over.
Beanrobot saw these and said "That pose with her ass is the $#!t"
I agreed. Even the Lady Janice said "I like the one with the girl showing her tushy". But we also wanted to show more of outer space, and maybe a planet. To which Paul combined all the elements for this sketch:
And thus, we had our cover sketch! I gave Paul the green light to move forward and paint the cover.

As much as I like to control various aspects of the book, I always want the contributors to have fun and be proud of what they are creating. I like to keep things within a certain guideline for our style and I'm happy to toss ideas around with them. But ultimately, it is the artists name that goes on the final piece and I want them to do it as much for themselves as they are for the whole of the book.

If you'd like to see more of Paul's work and possibly meet the man himself, he will be on hand at Comic-Con this year at
the Red Eye Art table: D04

He will have his own sketchbooks available there and will also be willing to sign your copies of Hot Mexican Love Comics!

See you soon Lovers!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Worked to the Bone

Hola Amigos and fans of Amor.

Another quick little update to keep your addiction healthy and viable. We are a mere three weeks away from delivering the goods to you, and to say that we are excited about it is putting it mildly.

Once again, we will be in the small press area: table O14
(this is a different spot than the last few years, same aisle, but now in the middle, not the corner. More details to come. But don't worry about not finding us, much like "the Force", Love knows the way)

For our returning customers, who possess and cherish all of our wares, fear not, because not only will we will have the new 2010 edition of our guide to love and romance (with a splash of comedy) available, but also a new convention exclusive shot glass! (details on that coming soon). Also available will be our dwindling number of past issues for those who need to complete their collection.

The above image is brought to you by Stephen Sandoval, Animation Director/first-time contributor who really captured the theme of the book with his submission. Can't wait to show you the whole story.

Stay passionate my friends...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The PROOF is in the pudding

... and the proof sheet is in my hands!

This past Friday I received the inspection copy of the book. And do you expect me to report anything less than CALIENTE' when it comes to our book?

We really are pleased with how it came it out. Truly one of the best editions we have put together. And although this was the quickest we put the book together, in no way did we just crap it out. You'll find out for yourself soon enough.

This month's teaser image is brought to you from another Freshman Lover who is also a Protege to our very own founder/Beanrobot, Albert.
Valerie Fletcher take a bow and enjoy your anonymity while it lasts. Because as soon as the book comes out, the Passion Paparazzi will be on you like Black on Beans.