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Cómix Latinx: Frederick Aldama – Comics in the Classroom

Cómix Latinx: Frederick Aldama – 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

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

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