By Josué Cardona
San Diego Comic-Con is only a few weeks away and many people have been asking if Geek Therapy will be back at SDCC this year. Unfortunately, we won't be.
Instead, we're taking Geek Therapy to a new international audience! Patrick O'Connor and I will be in Bogotá, Colombia for a number of events, including a national comic book award show/conference. It's called Los Monos de Oro (The Golden Monkeys) and we'll be joined by some very cool guests including Herb Trimpe (Hulk, Wolverine), Renato Guedes (Marvel), and Ernesto Priego (The Comics Grid Journal).
The event takes place in Bogotá on July 25-29. For more information on that, check out www.elcomicenlinea.com.
I'm honored to be a part of this event and look forward to sharing more information soon.
Oh, and they made comic book versions of me and O'Connor!
And in keeping with the spirit of the monkey theme, they made monkey versions of us!
In addition to Los Monos de Oro, O'Connor and I will also be speaking to a group of mental health professionals and journalists about mental health and the use of comics as a therapeutic tool.
During this event, the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism will be awarded to two local journalists so they can investigate and produce a comprehensive project unveiling mental health issues in Colombia.
This event is a partnership between The Carter Center in Atlanta, the Universidad de La Sabana, and the Clínica Universdidad de La Sabana.
Again, it's an honor to be a part of such important events and I'm excited to bring Geek Therapy to a new audience and in a new language. I hope to bring back some great stories from this trip.
P.S.: My guess is that in Colombia you would say Geek Therapy as Terapia Ñoña.