10AM to 6PM
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Another round of thanks goes out today to the contributors of the 2010 edition:
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:
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
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!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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:
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
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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
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
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
As open as we are here at HMLC central, we also have our dirty little secrets. Everybody does. And revealing them has become profession for many people and websites. Curse you world wide web!
But without the internet, how would you get your irregular fix of digital passion and Latin heat?
Why am I telling you all this, using our blog to complain? Because I feel compelled to tell you something...
We missed our deadline for the printer.
My apologies amigos, sometimes life gets in the way.
BUT FEAR NOT!!
We were not about to let another year go by without delivering the goods. Being as diligent as we are, there was a contingency plan set up and activated a few weeks ago! What the hell am I writing here? A long drawn out way of saying...
THE 2010 EDITION OF OUR BOOK IS LOCKED, UPLOADED AND AT THE PRINTER!
In just a few weeks, we should have it completed and in our hands and then off to San DIego to sell it to you! Once again, muchos gracias to the nucleus for pulling together and getting everything done.
Beanrobot, L-Dogg, Lady J...Te quiero a todos
The above image is brought to you by Keith Conroy, one of the original contributors to our book back in the mid-nineties. His return was more than worth the wait! You'll find out for yourself next month.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Another quick update and some kudos.
The book is just about ready for print and I am quoting Beanrobot when I write
"This is one of the best editions ever!"
But I want to give a shout out to Mexican Lover, Artist and Friend
Shawn "Calves" Murray
There are a number of people who have contributed to five issues of the book, but no one else has featured the same character each time. Shawn is the creator/artist of "Paco" who has become one of the mascots of our book. With the exception of the premiere issue back in 1996, Paco is the only character to appear in every issue (making this his fifth, consecutive appearance).
There was a moment , due to time constraints, when Paco wasn't going to make an appearance for the 2010 edition, but as usual,
Passion trumps time!
I know many people out there are huge fans of our silent and stout, sombrero wearing hero. But I really want to thank Shawn for devoting his time and talent to our book. His Love shines like a beacon that cuts through a foggy night in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mucho Besos Hermano, the next round is on me!