Comic Creator Larry Hama visits Trinidad

Port of Spain July 22, 2014: Comic fans familiar with the work of creator Larry Hama will get an opportunity to meet their hero this Friday and Saturday, when the famed creator visits Trinidad to participate in the largest comic book and pop culture event in the Caribbean – Alias Expo 2014 at the Center of Excellence (www.alias-expo.com).  He will also deliver a talk Friday afternoon at the Central Bank Auditorium on his career in the comic industry.

Hama’s visit is under the auspices of the Embassy’s U.S. Speaker Program, which partners with local organizations to have U.S. experts from diverse professions share their knowledge locally.

During his visit, Hama will attend a parade of costumed characters on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 12:30 p.m., starting at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA).  The parade will proceed down Frederick Street and end at the Central Bank Auditorium.  At the auditorium, Hama will deliver his talk from 2:00 pm.  The talk is being hosted in collaboration with the Heroes Foundation and is free and open to the public.  Hama will attend the Expo on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. at the Center of Excellence, Macoya where he will meet with fans and deliver a talk on visual storytelling.

Larry Hama is a writer/penciler/editor/actor who has worked in comics, TV and film.  He is best known as the writer of “GI Joe” comics from the ‘80s to today, and as the writer of Marvel’s “Wolverine” in the ‘90s.  He has also written, edited or drawn for Avengers, Blaze, Nth Man, The Nam, Conan, Batman, Wonder Woman, Bizarre Adventures, X-Men, Spider-Man, Daredevil and dozens more.  His illustrations and cartoons have appeared in National Lampoon, Esquire, New York and Rolling Stone.  He has appeared on Broadway in Sondheim’s “Pacific Overtures” and on TV in MASH, Saturday Night Live, and “Another World.”