The Bookfest was loads of fun. I shared a table with fellow funny men Keith Knight and David Malki ! Keith or Keef is a nationally syndicated cartoonist with a daily that is very funny called The Knight Life. David is an online success who makes his living doing the cartooning bit. His strip, Wondermark is a compilation of 18th century clipart and his wry sense of humor to bring you the most absurd and hilarious strip. Definitely give this two guys a look see.
Jose Cabrera, Keith Knight and David Malki !
As far as the festival itself it was packed with hungry readers of all ages! Who says that books are dead! And if they hadn't heard about Crying Macho Man before they sure do now! To all you fellow cartoonist out there, I recommend trying to get into the show next year, it's worth the investment and it's loads of fun.
Photo courtesy Jim Lujan
My great friends Jim and Leann Lujan
The mobs of people
Thanks for all your support! Can't do it without you guys!!!
Jose was born and raised in New York City in the upper part of Manhattan. His community was predominately Dominican and throughout his early school years he was surrounded by friends who loved to draw. His love for art got him accepted to La Guardia H.S. of Music and Art near Lincoln Center were he was exposed to the world of fine art.
After graduating from High School, he went to Baltimore and attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. He studied everything from photography to environmental design and got a huge spoonful of Art History. Some of his influences include Henry Moore, Amedeo Modigliani, Lucian Freud, Giacometti, Paul Rand, Ansel Adams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, R. Crumb, John Romita Jr., Sal Buscema, John Byrne, Jack Davis and the list goes on. This gave him the inspiration and the cojones to create Crying Macho Man.