Professor LatinX Chats with Erika Lopez

Latinx cartoonist, novelist, and performance artist, Erika Lopez, was born in New York City and raised by Quaker activist lesbian mamá in the suburbs of New Jersey and West Virginia. Lopez grew up self-identifying as Afrolatinx; her biological father was Afrolatinx Puerto Rican. She also grew up tremendously influenced by comics like Adam Hughes’s [...]

Angelitos: A Graphic Novel, Questions to Ilan Stavans

ProfessorLatinX: You’ve co-created a number of graphic novels—in the form of fiction, memoirs, histories—, including Mr. Spic Goes to Washington (with Roberto Weil), Latino USA and A Most Imperfect Union (both with Lalo Alcaraz), and El Iluminado (with Steven Sheinkin). You even have a fotonovela, [email protected]:53AM (with Marcelo Brodsky). Why the move to create [...]

Latinx Superheroes Bustin DJT’s Culo

ProfLatinX: Many think of comics as entertainment, but they are so much more. Can you tell me about the politics of El Peso Hero? HR: El Peso Hero is a humanitarian foremost regardless of politics. He is a modern superhero dealing with a humanitarian crisis. He is setting an example for people to follow. [...]