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Cómix Latinx: Recovering Latinx History through Comic Biographies

Cómix Latinx: Recovering Latinx History through Comic Biographies

This guest post is written by Jennifer Caroccio, a Nuyorican from Queens, graduate student, poet and writer. She is currently pursuing a PhD in American Studies at Rutgers University-Newark, where her dissertation project focuses on the narrative capabilities of Latinx graphic memoirs and comic biographies as they reclaim a Latinx subjectivity in US cultural production.

Cómix Latinx: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies with Marc Singer

Associate Professor of English at Howard University, Marc Singer has blazed new paths in comics studies with his many articles, books, and editorships.  With a nascent scholarly interest in comics growing already as a teen with Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns, and after pursuing a PhD in literary studies at the University of Maryland, Singer

Cómix Latinx: Hector Rodriguez on EL PESO HERO: BORDERLAND

A few years ago, we couldn’t have imagined a world where a reality TV show actor could be elected President of the United States. Then we couldn’t imagine our children being taken from their parents and being held in cages where some die. These realities make belief in a super hero that come and save

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: Graphic Reclamations: Barajas and Gonzo’s Tata Rambo

This guest post is written by Ohio State University Professor Frederick Luis Aldama. Professor Aldama, also known as Professor LatinX, has written a number of books on comics and media in our current culture, including the Eisner Awarding winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics and his forthcoming comic collection Graphic Migration. You can learn more

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: Comics in the Classroom

This guest post is written by Ohio State University Professor Frederick Luis Aldama. Professor Aldama, also known as Professor LatinX, has written a number of books on comics and media in our current culture, including the Eisner Awarding winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics and his forthcoming comic collection Graphic Migration. You can learn more

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

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

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