Morales discusses how the absence of Latinos in mainstream comics spurred him on to create his own. He does mention one important Latino he encountered as a kid reading comics: George Pérez’s Puerto Rican supherhero, White Tiger.
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.
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.
Comics books as space for creating positive representations of Latinx characters for young Latinx readers to find positive role models.