University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Dreaming in Color: Latinx Comic Universe

Authors Frederick Luis Aldama and Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez venture into the mind-bending world of graphic novels and comic books with a Latinx cultural focus. Assistive listening devices available.

Frederick Aldama

Frederick Luis Aldama is the Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at the Ohio State University. An expert on Latinx popular culture, Aldama is the author, co-author, and editor of 29 books, including "Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands," "Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez" and "The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez....

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Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez is the writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel, "La Borinqueña," which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo's debut as a writer for Marvel's anthology, "Guardians of the Galaxy: Tales of the Cosmos," has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color....

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Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics
Frederick Aldama
Nuestras Raices
University of Arizona Press
July 2017
ISBN 9780816537082
232 pages
$22.95, INSTORE
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Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics offers the first thorough exploration of Latino/a superheroes in mainstream comic books, TV shows, and movies--Provided by publisher.

Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands
Frederick Aldama
Nuestras Raices
University of Arizona Press
February 2017
ISBN 9780816533978
208 pages
$19.95, INSTOCK
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"Frederick Luis Aldama and graphic artists from Mapache Studios give shape to ugly truths in the most honest way, creating new perceptions, thoughts, and feelings about life in the borderlands of the Amaericas. More/less

La Borinqueña
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez
Nuestras Raices
Somos Arte
December 2016
ISBN 9780692789940
Staple Bound

La Borinqueña is a patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story. Her powers are drawn from elements and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. More/less

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