Prolific prof Frederick Luis Aldama's latest full-color opus Latinx Comic Book Storytelling: An Odyssey by Interview features over 100 full-color comic illustrations and captures, via delicious interviews, the next wave in the history of sequential art, with Latinx cartoonist superheroes remaking the space of comics, comix, & graphic narrative, and, simultaneously, changing the pace/face (faster, browner) of art history in the process!
Advance critical raves!
The US comic’s scene is evolving—along with the rest of the culture—slowly, sometimes painfully, but inexorably towards a greater diversity of readers & creators, of new styles & stories. This book gives us a series of intimate conversations with several generations of Latin@ cartoonists (diverse themselves in their backgrounds and interests) juggling craft and art with heritage and language. These pioneers have their noses to their drawing boards and tablets but they keep their eyes on the larger significance of their work.
—Matt Madden, author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style
In this timely and transformative collection of interviews, Aldama brings to life the stories, achievements, and creative process of 29 Latino—and Latina!—comic book artists. Jettisoned to new heights of exploration, this vertiginous journey opens us to a world of breathtaking visual-verbal creativity and the embrace of a resplendently diverse and eager community of readers.
—Jan Baetens, University of Leuven, co-author recently of The Graphic Novel: An Introduction
Aldama stretches open a new space of critical thinking about Latinidad and comics in the 21st century. As a living lightning rod, Aldama captures then spins out anew psionic thunderbolts of intellectual and creative insight offered by today’s Latino comic book storytellers.
—Ana Merino, The University of Iowa and author of Chris Ware: La secuencia circular and El cómic hispánico
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