Emilio Soltero
Artist, Art Historian, and Teacher...

About Emilio Soltero

  Dr. Emilio Soltero is an art history and art studio professor at various colleges and universities. He has lectured in California and internationally.
He is the founder of the Chilam Balam international art journal from UC Davis.
He is  a muralist, with work at UCDavis (ARC center)and CSUS.

He was the host for the cartoon Art Museum during a 2005 TV segment for the International Nitido program, Telemundo.


The Dalai Lama received art, created by Emilio Soltero, from the California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León. Photos by Lorie Leilani Shelley

Soltero has authored books on drawing and sequential art, including:

  • DRAW THE LINE (2003) ISBN 0974133205
  • John Buscema: A life in Sketches (2008) Pearl Press pearlpress.net, ISBN-10: 097413323X; ISBN-13: 978-0974133232

He has received endorsements from Ellie and Frank Frazetta, Wayne Thiebaud, Alex Toth, and the late Dr. Seuss:
"You have a lot of very important things to say and you say them clearly, strongly and very, very interestingly in both your words and pictures," Geisel said.
His dissertation is available from UMI.
He is available for lecture, murals, consultation, private tutoring, illustration, and sequential art/comic book work.
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