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

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

Cómix Latinx: LATINO COMICS EXPO and LATINO ANIMATION FESTIVAL

How many Latinx comic book characters can you name? How many of those have stories that deal with the Latinx experience? Chances are if you head to your local comic book store looking for Latinx centric book you will leave empty handed.  Out of the “Big Two” comic book publishers there is only one title

Cómix Latinx Interview: Gonzalo Alvarez and THE LEGEND OF POLLOMAN

Mythology and it’s pantheon of gods and monsters have long been a source of inspiration for storytelling in the world of comic books. Wonder Woman, Thor, and Shazam are all examples of characters built off of ancient myths from cultures around the world. One very important culture that has not been touched on with any

Cómix Latinx Interview: Garza and Esquivel on MASHBONE & GRIFTY

“Because it’s real.” This answer to one of my questions is the best way to introduce the new comic book Mashbone & Grifty. Creators Oscar Garza and Rolando Esquivel have brought to life a pair of characters that are very real. Their hilarious antics may feel like something out of a Saturday morning cartoon but there is

Cómix Latinx Interview: Javier Hernandez Celebrates the 20 Years of EL MUERTO

Latinx, Mexican-American’s especially, are a complex combination of bloodlines, cultures, and history that both ornates and ostracizes us at the same time. It’s who we proudly are. The perfect illustration of this tostilocos mix can be found in the pages of El Muerto, a long running comic book created by author and illustrator Javier Hernandez. El Muerto recounts the story of Diego

Cómix Latinx: Fans Find Representation at Texas Latino Comic Con

Fan conventions to some outsiders may seem like a strange group of obsessed individuals coming together to “geek out” about a common devotion. The Texas Latino Comic Con, held July 28 in Dallas Texas, was something unique though. It brought together a group of people that are not only passionate about comic books but about seeing themselves culturally represented as

Cómix Latinx Interview: COSMIC FISH Creator Eliana Falcón

There is a far-off beautiful land inhabited by amazing creatures and people. This land is Puerto Rico and one of it’s residents, Eliana Falcón is the creator of the award-winning webcomic Cosmic Fish. Cosmic Fish is an allegorical story that Falcón publishes twice a week and has already been published in print collecting the first

Cómix Latinx Interview: Anthony Mendez on His New Comic PEDRO AND MISO

You more than likely have already heard new comic book writer Anthony Mendez before even if you haven’t heard of him. Voice-over actor Mendez is the famous voice of the Narrator in CW’s hit show Jane the Virgin as well as voicing King Juan Ramon in Disney’s show Elena of Avalor. While Mendez uses spoken words to bring to life

Cómix Latinx Interview: Eisner Award Winner Professor Frederick Luis Aldama

Representation of Latinx creators and characters in comic books improves each year. However, it can still be difficult to track them down. That’s why advocates like Professor Frederick Luis Aldama are so vital to our community. He has written a number of books about Latinx in comics as well as teaching on the subject at

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