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REMINISCING & REBUILDING PUERTO RICO | BENEFIT ANTHOLOGY
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rICANSTRUCTION

REMINISCING & REBUILDING PUERTO RICO


Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuiliding Puerto Rico
is an anthology featuring contributions from writers and artists from the comic book industry like Frank Miller, Gail Simone, Greg Pak, Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan, Tony Daniel, Ken Lashley, Bill Sienkiewicz, Yanick Paquette, Gabby Rivera, Will Rosado, Jorge Jimenez, Mike Allred, Chris Sotomayor, to Puerto Rican and Latinx celebrities like Rosario Dawson, Rubén Blades, Javier Muñoz, Sonia Manzano and over 100 more. Produced and also featuring stories written by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, this anthology teams up his original character LA BORINQUEÑA with some of the most iconic comic book heroes of all time from DC COMICS: Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Aquaman, The Flash and many others. Original stories also take us to the past to explore the beautiful history of PUERTO RICO as well as tales that envision a stronger and rebuilt island. 100% of the proceeds from this anthology will go to the continued work to help over 3 million Americans living in Puerto Rico, providing solar-powered lamps, food, clothing and so much more. These short stories remind us all that the true power of being a hero is inside each of us. When we come together as a united people, we will never be defeated! ¡El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!

Thanks to DC for generously giving our studio, Somos Arte, permission to use some of DC’s iconic characters in original stories for this anthology, whose proceeds Somos Arte will contribute towards the continued hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

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La Borinqueña is an original character and patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story created and written by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. Her powers are drawn from history and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. The fictional character, Marisol Rios De La Luz, is a Columbia University Earth and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate student living with her parents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She takes a semester of study abroad in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico. There she explores the caves of Puerto Rico and finds five similar sized crystals. Atabex, the Taino mother goddess, appears before Marisol once the crystals are united and summons her sons Yúcahu, spirt of the seas and mountains and Juracan, spirit of the hurricanes. They give Marisol superhuman strength, the power of flight, and control of the storms.

Writer & Creator of La Borinqueña

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is a graphic novelist most notably recognized as the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and bestselling superhero series La Borinqueña. In addition, he is the recipient of the San Diego Comic-Con 2019 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic efforts via the benefit anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico featuring La Borinqueña teaming up with Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman and other DC Comics heroes. He self-published this anthology under his own studio Somos Arte and to date Edgardo has raised close to a quarter of a million dollars for grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico via the La Borinqueña Grants Program. As the Creative Director and owner of Somos Arte, a Brooklyn-based creative services studio he has worked with such notable clients as Atlantic Records, Columbia University, Sony Pictures and Marvel. In addition, Edgardo is a curator of art exhibitions having already produced three original Marvel comic book art exhibitions and his very own La Borinqueña for the Smithsonian Museum.

Edgardo continues to be recognized widely for his work on NBC, CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and numerous other media outlets for having already produced in addition to his own series La Borinqueña, graphic novels under the Darryl Makes Comics imprint which he co-owns with Darryl DMC McDaniels (from RUN DMC), and the comic book series Freak written by Emmy and Tony award winning writer John Leguizamo. He has also written for Marvel Comics critically acclaimed anthology, Guardians of the Galaxy: Tales of the Cosmos.

As part of his national tour he continues to speak on such topics as diversity in comic books and current socio-political issues related to Puerto Rico. The Smithsonian, The American Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Princeton University, Colgate University, Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans, New York Comic Con, Rhode Island School of Design, Viacom, Hasbro and many other institutions, libraries and events invite him to deliver keynote presentations and talks to audiences that range from elementary school children to graduate students .

For more information please visit www.la-borinquena.com and www.somosarte.com and follow Edgardo on social media on Twitter @MrEdgardoNYC and Instagram/Facebook @LaBorinquenaComics

Talks & Signings with Writer & Creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

2019 US BOOK TOUR & EXHIBITIONS

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May. 2019-Jan. 2020 Extended! | ART EXHIBITION - Superheroes, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington DC more info

Jul. 2018-Oct. 2019 | ART EXHIBITION - Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, NYC

UPCOMING

Sept. 27, 2019 | Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC

Oct. 3-6, 2019 | New York Comic Con, NYC, NY more info

Nov. 2, 2019 | Nerdtino Expo, Taller Puertorriqueno, Philadelphia, PA more info

PAST

Sept. 21 | 1:00-4:00pm, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Sept. 20 | 2:00pm, University of New Haven, Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Gerber Hall, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT

Sept. 19 | 6:00-7:00pm, Panel Talk, Columbia University, Butler Library

Sept. 18 | Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA

Aug. 25 | La Casa del Libro, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jul. 21 | 12:00 PM, House of Puerto Rico San Diego, CA
Jul. 19-20
| 2:00-4:00 PM, Autograph Area AA18, San Diego Comic Con International, San Diego, CA

Jul. 19 | Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Ceremony | Awarded the 2019 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, San Diego, CA

Jun. 29-30 | Garden State Comic Fest, Mennon Arena, Morristown, NJ

Jun. 22 | 11:00AM, Fair Haven Library, New Haven CT

Jun. 11 | NYU Faculty Resource Network, NYC, NY

Jun. 1-2 | Cradle-Con 2019, Garden City, NY

May 18 | 2:00-4:00 PM, Science Fiction Festival, Queens Public Library, Comics Workshop with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

May 5-6 | Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, CA

May 1 | Elementary School through PEN/FAULKNER Foundation, Washington, DC | Participating author with PEN/Faulkner Writer in Schools Program.

Apr. 17-18 | Penn State University, University Park, PA

Apr. 8-9 | Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

Apr. 3 | Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Apr. 1 | Brooklyn Collaborative High School, Brooklyn, NY

Mar. 29 | University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Mar. 28 | 7pm, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

Mar. 22-24 | C2E2 - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Chicago IL more info

Mar. 21 | 7:00 PM, UrbanTheater Company, Chicago IL, Post Convo after performance of "Not For Sale" more info

Mar. 9 | Latinx, Mini-Conference, Diverse Voices in Latinx Children's Literature, Bank Street Center for Children's Literature, TOPIC: Fantasy and Illustration in Graphic Novels and Comics

Mar. 8 | Center for Worker Education (CWE), NYC

Mar. 1 | UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Feb. 12 | Wagner College, Keynote Speaker for MLK Agent of Change event, Staten Island, NY

Feb. 10 | BAM Black Comix Expo

Jan. 18 - 19 | 5th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYC more info

Jan. 10 | 11:00 AM AST, Hearts Blossom, The United State Postal Service Dedication Ceremony for 2019 Forever® Stamp dedication, Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art, Ave. Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, PR 00910. Watch their LIVE STREAMING Facebook event

Jan. 9 | 5:00 PM, Book signing at Puerto Rico's Metro Comics, San Patricio Plaza, Guaynabo PR 787-781-4110

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