Author Archives: Chris C. Hernandez

Cómix Latinx Interview: Dr. Theresa Rojas and The LatinoGraphix Collection

Cómix Latinx Interview: Dr. Theresa Rojas and The LatinoGraphix Collection

At Modesto Junior College in California, English Professor Dr. Theresa Rojas has started an important collection of Latinx Comics. What started as a reference collection in her office was enthusiastically encouraged by campus librarian Susan Cassidy and soon became “The LatinoGraphix Collection” with a home in the library. The collection already has sixty titles from

Cómix Latinx Interview: Terry Blas Talks HOTEL DARE

Family is a powerful part of Latinx daily life, but what if you grow up without one or the family you have isn’t like others. The protagonists of Terry Blas’ forthcoming graphic novel Hotel Dare have created a “found family” or the kind of family that is created by the circle people that care about you. In

Cómix Latinx Interview: LESTER REY

Puerto Rico has long been a land stuck in political limbo and the ongoing struggle back from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria proves how much worse the situation really is. Though the world allows Puerto Rico to disappear to the back of its collective mind the people and it’s diaspora continue to struggle ahead in

Cómix Latinx Interview: ALE JUVERA

Fat and lazy drunks or sweaty and ugly villains are about the only ways you usually find Latinx characters portrayed in Old Western movies. That is, when they weren’t white-washed out of the picture altogether. Comic book artist Alé Juvera (Xeno-Guardian Red Visor GO!) , however, wants to change that. “It always bothered me that

Review: BLACKBIRD #1

BLACKBIRD #1 Written by Sam Humphries Art by Jen Bartel, Paul Reinwand, Nayoung Wilson, Dylan Todd, and Jodi Wynne Edited by Jim Gibbons Published by Image Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Almost everybody wants to or has wanted to escape from the world.  There is a desire in everybody to go in search of

Preview: THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS 3: DELUXE EDITION

THE BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS 3: DELUXE EDITION (TR) One of Archie’s most popular graphic novels gets the deluxe treatment in this full-sized remastered hardcover edition collecting over 50 iconic favorite stories from across Archie’s 75+ year history. The bestselling retrospective of this essential piece of Americana finally gets the treatment it’s due in this

Cómix Latinx Interview: BARBARA PEREZ MARQUEZ

Barbara Perez Marquez use of “slice of life” style of writing in her creations helps readers connect not only with the character but with her intended message. “Often we feel we are going around in life having all these isolated experiences and stories/media are the way we can tell each other ‘hey, you are not

Cómix Latinx: Experiencing TALES FROM LA VIDA: A LATINX COMICS ANTHOLOGY

As a whole, Latinx are a mix of bloodlines, religions, foods and more. This, sometimes discordant, mixture becomes more evident as you “zoom in” oo the country, family and finally individual. It is the internal and external culmination of years of forced and chosen assimilation. As diverse as we are, though, many of our stories

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