Quintero Weaver talks about how she brings her biographical experience into the making of Darkroom. Newton discusses how her social justice comic books as connected to El Salvador and the tradition of graphic pamphlets to instruct the people how to unionize.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvhtnRYykkM&t=1539s Rivera and Nuñez talk about breaking into the all-male comics world as Latinas. They also discuss the importance of using comics as a space to keep alive Latino mythology, history, and ancestry.
Carpanta, the protagonist of the series of the same name created by Spanish cartoonist Josep Escobar (1908-1994), first appeared in the magazine Pulgarcito in 1947. The comic strip’s plot is simple: Carpanta (which means “ravenous hunger”) is a poverty-stricken man who combines a three-day beard with an outfit consisting, surprisingly, of a jacket, a [...]
Aldama discusses Latinx pop culture and its impact on mainstream culture. Discusses how there is a line drawn in sand between comics and other storytelling arts like novels. That Latinx creators of comics make new the, perception, feeling, and thought of audiences just as one might in the reading of a great novel.
Superheroes 1938 – 1986 by Ian Gordon (Reprinted with Authorization from the Author) Comic book superheroes burst on to the American cultural scene with the first appearance of Superman in Action Comics #1 in June 1938. Or at least that is how the story goes. Action Comics #1 actually appeared in late April 1938 [...]
Comics books as space for creating positive representations of Latinx characters for young Latinx readers to find positive role models.
Considered one of South America’s greatest comic writers, Héctor Germán Oesterheld (Buenos Aires, 1919 – Mar del Plata, 1978?) wrote and redefined a number of highly diverse genres, ranging from tales of adventure and war to science fiction, detective, and western stories. He worked with some of the best cartoon artists of his time, [...]