Review: “Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth”

The other day I arrived home to find waiting in the mailbox a weighty, Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories Our Truth. It proved not only weighty to the hand, but once I began peeling its pages back, weighty to the soul.  The 16 bilingual (side-by-side English then Spanish) comic book autobiographical vignettes that fill [...]

World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction

The World Comics and Graphic Nonfiction Series includes monographs and edited volumes that focus on the analysis and interpretation of comic books and graphic nonfiction from around the world. The books published in the series use analytical approaches from literature, art history, cultural studies, communication studies, media studies, and film studies, among other fields, [...]

Latinx Spaces – An Interview with Frederick Luis Aldama: On the Art of Storytelling for Latinx Children and Youth — by Isabel Millán

Known for his scholarship on Latinx popular culture and comics, Frederick Luis Aldama just expanded his repertoire with another book—this one on Latinx children’s picture books and Young Adult literature, inspired by the books he began reading to his daughter, Corina. Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press and released earlier this year, Latino/a [...]

Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics: The Documentary

  Following the success of his most recent book, the Eisner Award-winning Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, Professor Frederick Luis Aldama—in partnership with the Ohio State University and Columbus, Ohio-based production company DG Cine—is bringing the experience of his book to life in a full-fledged documentary. In it, Aldama brings together academics, comics [...]

I Am Alfonso Jones

Excited that our African American brothers and sisters are getting some mainstream, even highbrow news coverage. Comic book journalist for the New York Times, George Gene Gustines ran a piece recently on Black created by Kwanza Osajyefo (writer) and Tim Smith 3 (designer): And with a shout out to the self-described “punk rock” comics [...]