Recently I worked with a group of 8th grade students in Bradley Beach, NJ through an Artist’s In Education grant. Over the course of 16 classes I taught them everything I know making comics, which they applied to creating personal stories under the title: My Reality. They came up with many funny, heart-breaking and honest […]
I have a graphic review of Jason De Léon’s The Land of Open Graves in this Sunday’s New York Times Book Review. I read the book while researching Migrant: Stories of Hope and Resilience and it’s amazing.
Kevin Pyle has had an interesting dual career in comics. He’s been making comics like Prison Town and working on World War 3 Illustrated, to which he’s contributed for more than two decades. But he’s also been writing and illustrating a number of brilliant graphic novels for young adults. I first met him years ago […]
As our president has decided today to end deportation protection for non-citizens brought here as children (DACA), I thought it worth posting this comic I did based on interviews with Dreamers in El Paso. Excerpted from the comic Migrant: Stories of Hope and Resilience. Order it (HERE)
The audio is different than the text. Does anyone like the sound of their own voice? (Click Here)
Full English version. Spanish to come:
Below is a short excerpt of a bilingual comic I co-produced with Jeffry Odell Korgen. The comic is based on extensive interviews done with the support of Hope Border Institute in El Paso and the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales.
Digital excerpts soon!
Really feeling the benefits of on-ground research with this project both in the writing and the images. Had we not been able to interview migrants in Nogales we wouldn’t have known they sometimes are forced to sleep in the graveyard AND I wouldn’t have been able to see the actual graveyard.
I recently conducted interviews with migrants and asylum seekers in the lead up to an activist comic I’m doing about the Mexican border. Here are a few: Interviewed at a women’s shelter in Nogales. She fled Guatemala with her daughter after gangs shot up her home. Her mother ran a fruit stand and when business […]