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Tales from la Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology


What The Critics Say

David Walker, Luke Cage and Bitter Root

“An eclectic and artistically stunning collection of work overflowing with emotional resonance and cultural reverence, Tales from La Vida is a gift to cherish.”

Gustavo Arellano Miranda, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America

“The best collective collection of latinxdad—humor, pathos, politics, and DESMADRE—since the empanada.”

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, La Borinqueña

“These stories represent the independent voice for Latinx in comics today and Prof. Aldama is the ‘cerebro’ that had the vision to pull them all together.”

Keith Knight, The Knight Life and K Chronicles

“This is comic book storytelling at its best. These deftly constructed stories shake us to our core selves, waking us and the world to the sweeping spectrum of Latinx identities and experiences. Mind blowing!”

Jeff Smith, Bone

You want cutting-edge? Tales from la Vida showcases the best of the best. This bounty of Latinx talent opens eyes and hearts to the extraordinary possibilities of comic book storytelling!”

Tony Medina, I Am Alfonso Jones

Tales from La Vida gives me vida! The sheer volume of testimonies bearing witness to the depth and complexities of being Brown and Latinx, of being an interesting sentient being, of being a vato/a nerd, of being a wordsmith and visual creative—and the broad range of intelligence and artistry displayed in these biting comics is mind-bogglingly astonishing, and stands shoulder-to-shoulder with any seminal, canonical anthology of American poetry or prose. What we get here in Tales from La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology —what we are gifted—are double-barreled throw-downs of resistance, rebellion, and love from some of the most genius Latinx (and American!) comics creators in the land—all mitigated by the judicious and generous inimitable scholar-artist himself, the Good Doctor, Frederick Luis Aldama! Vaya!!!”

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