Comic-Con Was a Blast!

Guest speaker Dr. Stanley Rodriguez and panelist Johnny Bear Contreras

OurWorlds held a panel at Comic-Con Special Edition over Thanksgiving weekend. The panel, titled “Native American Comics and Culture with Extended Reality and 360 World Building,” was moderated by OurWorlds founder, Kilma Lattin and featured renowned Native comic artist, Ricardo Caté in conversation with notable Native American leaders in San Diego:

Kilma Lattin, Founder, Executive Producer, OurWorlds; Pala Band of Mission Indians

Ricardo Caté, cartoonist, creator of the daily comic strip Without Reservations, Kewa Pueblo

Cody Martinez, Chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Brandie Taylor, Vice-Chairwoman, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

Johnny Bear Contreras, sculptor, San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians

Alec Calac, President-elect, Association of Native American Medical Students, Pauma Band of Luiseño Mission Indians

From left: Kilma Lattin, Ricardo Caté, Johnny Bear Contreras, Brandie Taylor, Alec Calac

Full house. Over 200 people in attendance!

From left: Brandie Taylor, Alec Calac, Ricardo Caté, Kilma Lattin, Catherine Eng, Johnny Bear Contreras, Dr. Stanley Rodriguez

The panel discussed the intersection of Native culture and technology over the generations, and how emerging technologies are providing a new platform for Native American comic arts and storytelling.

An augmented reality activation of Ricardo Caté's paintings at Comic Con, recorded outside the meeting room after the panel.

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