Professional Amigos of Comic Art Society
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Promotional artwork showcasing different characters related to the PACAS group. Art by Richard Dominguez.
|Type||Comics professionals organization|
|United States of America|
|Comic book professionals|
The Professional Amigos of Comic Art Society (P.A.C.A.S. or PACAS, the Spanish word "pacas" meaning "bundle of goods") is a defunct American non-profit organization formed by several independent comic book and cartoon creators in 1995.
The group disbanded a few years after its inception.
|“||We believe that Comic Arts is an essential part to improving the quality of social growth and will improve appreciation of the art. Our mission is to advance the involvement of our diverse professional members of the comic artists, writers, creators, independent publishers and expand opportunities for economics and social growth within the Comic Art industry and our communities we do business.||”|
Original founders include creators Richard Dominguez, Carlos Saldaña, Jose Martinez, and Fernando Rodriguez. The majority of members lived in California, leaving Dominguez (who lived in Texas) as the self-described "lonely Tejano", but the group was also associated with Oscar Loya and the ¡Ka-Boom! Estudio group from Mexico.
- Richard Dominguez (co-founder, El Gato Negro)
- Carlos Saldaña (co-founder, Burrito: Jack of All Trades)
- Jose Martinez (co-founder, The Chosen)
- Fernando Rodriguez (co-founder, Aztec of the City)
- Javier Hernandez (El Muerto: The Aztec Zombie)
- Rafael Navarro (Sonambulo)
- Michael S. Moore
- Oscar González Loyo & ¡Ka-Boom! Estudio group