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Foto-Novelas and Historietas

Pulp Fiction
A comprehensive article on the past and present of historietas, the comic books that inspired FOTO-NOVELAS.

A Critical Who’s Who of Mexican Alternative Graphic Narrative” (pdf)
An in-depth 20-page paper on the world of historietas in Mexico, featuring profiles of authors who have worked in alternative and political forms.

Moving A Mountain: A Neighborhood Success Story
An online foto-novela used as an outreach tool in Latino communities in Los Angeles.

Latin American Comics

Fantagraphics Books
Site for the alternative comic book publisher of Love and Rockets, a breakthrough series by Chicano artists Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez.

Love and Rockets
Fan site with information about the Chicano-theme comics Love and Rockets.

The site for political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, whose work provides a view of the world through the lens of young Latino characters

Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)

Woody Guthrie (1948)
This site includes lyrics, sound clips, background and notes on Guthrie’s song “Deportee”, inspired by the 1948 plane crash in Los Gatos that killed 28 Mexican farm workers.

Includes lyrics and the AP article reporting on the 1948 plane crash.

Patron Saints

Patron Saints Index
Includes information on over 4,600 patron saints, indexed by topic and name, providing histories, icon photos and patronage profiles.

"Dashboard Saints: In Memory of Saint Christopher (Who Lost His Magnetism)"
A quilter honors the memory of a dashboard saint that fell from “grace” — her dashboard.


Castillo, Ana. So Far From God. New York: Plume, 1994.

Foster, David William. From Mafalda to Los Supermachos: Latin American Graphic Humor as Popular Culture. Lynne Rienner Publishers,1989.

Hinds, Harold and Taatum, Charles. Not Just For Children: The Mexican Comic Book in the Late 1960s and 1970s. Greenwood Publishing Group,1992.

Hinojosa, Rolando Klail City. Arte Publico Press: 1987.

Lent, John A. Comic Art in Africa, Australia and Latin America: A Comprehensive Bibiolgraphy. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996.

McCloud, Scott. Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology are Revolutionizing an Art Form. New York: Pereinnial, 2000.

Rubenstein, Anne. Bad Language, Naked Ladies, and Other Threats to the Nation: A Political History of Comic Books in Mexico. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.

Sabin, Roger. Adult Comics: An Introduction. Routledge, 1993.

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