For over twenty years, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez has delivered exemplary graphic designs and artistic visions to globally-renowned clients — as a means to create awareness of issues that trouble the Latinx community.

The virtuoso serves as the creative director and owner of the Brooklyn-based production and creative services studio, Somos Arte. With his expertise in instituting visual identities, graphic novel production, and art exhibition curation — Miranda-Rodriguez has shattered several barriers obstructing a view of the art world for Latinx people. His profound co-signs include Atlantic Records, Darryl DMC McDaniels, Columbia University, John Leguizamo, Sony Pictures, Marvel, and more.

The list of Miranda-Rodriguez’s masterful compositions combines the curation of Award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s The Hamilton Mixtape cover artwork, and the critically-acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña. “When people read our books I hope that they see a reflection of themselves. I want them to feel validated, recognized, and affirmed,” he told The Knockturnal.

Withal, the Puerto Rican philanthropist remains a man of the people. His work is rooted in integrity. “Our narratives are so often overlooked in mainstream media, so much that we’ve been marginalized as urban or diversity because the word ‘mainstream’ is synonymous with white,” Miranda-Rodriguez continued. His artistic activism has been documented by LatinaWashington Post CNNComin-ConThe New York Times, and NPR, to name a few. Moreover, his altruistic accomplishments are consistent and not limited to those attached to his professional pursuits.

Miranda-Rodriguez is timely! Most recently, the creative director assured his loyalists that his La Borinqueña character and Wonder Woman would protest side by side. The superheroes soon suited up to march and demand Governor Rosselló’s resignation in Puerto Rico. “We are an independent brand that stands for familiacultura, y justicia,” he added.

Where there is injustice, Miranda-Rodriguez is creatively at the forefront, making sure Latinx voices are amplified and heard across large-scale platforms. The Knockturnal caught up with ingenious mogul before he received the 2019 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award at this year’s Comic-Con Eisner Awards in San Diego. You don’t want to miss what Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez had to say.

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About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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