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Magali Garcia’s I Need tells the story of a girl who is always looking for something else. Will she ever get what she wants? [Mas…]


In the brand new music video I Don’t Like the Comics You Drew, Dave draws the first page of his comic book and excitedly shows it to his friend Lei Lei. Lei Lei, however, is not impressed.

Hollywood comic hero Mel Brooks was not impressed either. Here’s Oscar-winning The Critic from 1963: [Mas…]


In the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan, the Hernandez Garcia family takes local clay and water and transforms it into stunning glazed pottery, just like their ancestors before them. [Video by Mariano Rentería Garnica.]


Mexican Handcraft Masters/COPPER from Mariano Rentería Garnica shows Abono Punzo and his crew hard at work making beautiful, functional artifacts from waste copper in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan.


The border wall between Tijuana and San Diego slashes the beach and dives into the Pacific, unnaturally separating thousands of friends and families. But one woman saw things differently; Mexican-American artist Ana Teresa Fernandez recruited an artistic army to paint the fence away.


Stuck in London without a rebozo? Salsa-less in Soho? Caught without a calaca? Stop by the Mestizo Mexican Marketnext door to Mestizo Restaurant & Tequila Bar on Hampstead Road in Kings Cross — for all your arte, comida, y ropas requirements.

Lalo Alcaraz on WGBH/PRI: ‘U.S. is becoming Mexico’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz January 23, 2017 Audio

POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz stopped by WGBH in Boston today to record an interview (audio and video) for Public Radio International’s The World with Carol Hills. It sounds like he made some new friends in Boston: Alcaraz is a strong believer in laughing during hard times. And that’s where satire comes in. Coping with humor […]

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Joan Miró art, Federico García Lorca words: The Sleepwalker (video)

by HABLO PICASSO January 5, 2017 Cartoons
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A surrealist journey through colors and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Visual poetry in the rhythm of fantastic dreams and passionate nights inspired by the biomorphism of Joan Miró. [short film by Theodore Ushev.] Jeffrey Bowers writes:

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La Chingona Sandeh stitches to empower mujeres (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO July 8, 2016 Cartoons
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“Sandy Perez picked up her first embroidery hoop three years ago, and what started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion project as she stitched empowering feminist messages and humorous pop cultural references into her designs,” Huffington Post explains.

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LA’s Ramiro Gomez makes invisible workers visible (NPR audio)

by Comic Saenz April 12, 2016 Audio
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Painting on the radio is like fish on bicycles, except if you are POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, Jr., whose artistic mission is to represent the usually invisible immigrant laborers who keep America running. Via NPR’s Morning Edition:

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Mexican artisan preserves, extends tradition of papier-mâché (video)

by Verdana Bold March 30, 2016 Cultura
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Carlos Arredondo is a 24-year-old self-taught artisan who crafts papier-mâché figurines. He sees his creations as counterweights to crime and violence; there is beauty and enchantment in Mexico, he says.

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Naco Ñewsday: ‘Naco art’ according to Instagram (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO October 6, 2015 Cartoons
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Let’s define our terms: According to the Daily Texican, “naco,” not a nice word, is Mexican slang for a lower class, ignorant country bumpkin, and/or a derogatory term for an “Indio” or native. “Naco art,” therefore, is the Mexican version of lowbrow “art” like Elvis paintings on velvet or sad clowns and/or big-eyed “Keene” people. […]

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Mexican artist Axur Eneas: Videogame icons and mascots (toons)

by EresNerd July 21, 2015 Cartoons
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Comic artist Axur Eneas created a series of illustrations of videogame gear, characters, mascots, logos, icons, and glyphs for a gamer convention in Mexico DF. We captioned them all for your nerdy geeky pleasure.

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Mexican artist Hector Zamora: Reality and other deceptions (video)

by HABLO PICASSO July 17, 2015 Cultura
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Mexican artist Hector Zamora filled up an exhibit space in the French countryside with empty, boarded-up campers and RVs (they call them caravans over there). Why, exactly? Julien Zerbone explains:

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I’m painting an Aztec skater to auction off – stay tooned!

by Lalo Alcaraz June 3, 2015 Cartoons
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I started painting an Aztec skater Tuesday afternoon for an a planned auction to benefit the mirth-making here at POCHO. Here’s how he looks so far:

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What would Frida Kahlo grow? Exhibit shares her plants (video, photos)

by HABLO PICASSO May 22, 2015 Cultura
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Just opened at the New York Botanical Garden, this exhibition examines Frida Kahlo’s love for nature, as seen in her home and garden, as well as the complex use of plant imagery in her artwork.

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Was Batman really BatMayan? One artist says ‘¡Si!’ (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO September 19, 2014 Cultura
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Long story short: Batman is 75 years old and Warner Home Entertainment Mexico and the Mexican Museum of Design commissioned local artists to make their own Batdudes — en estilo mexicano. Behance.net esplains:

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X-rays prove Mexican Christ statue has human teeth (videos)

by Verdana Bold August 12, 2014 Cultura
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That awkward moment when an art restorer finds the teeth in an 18th Century Mexican statue of Jesus are human teeth. Y tambien en español:

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@SaraChicaD’s Virgen de Guadalupe nail art (video)

by Lucida Grandé December 12, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón (@SaraChicaD on the Twitter) is like a Virgen, manicured for the very first time. She calls her video Guadalupe Nail Art – Decoración de Uñas Virgen de Guadalupe. Yes, it is a silent video.

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RIP Sam Coronado (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA November 26, 2013 Cartoons
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La Virgen de Guadalupe: ‘I’m too sexy for your cover!’ (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO July 3, 2013 Cartoons
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La Virgen de Guadalupe’s new Summer 2013 look — as seen on a recent cover of the Santa Fe Reporter — has gotten some people upset. Fox Latino reports: “If your intent was to in effect slap Catholics across the face, by putting forth this public depiction of Our Lady as a party girl, during […]

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Fresh off the Photoshop: ‘Girl with a parole hearing’ (toon)

by JIMWICH March 1, 2013 Cartoons
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Does this prison outfit make my butt look fat? [Illustration by jimwich] MORE FROM JIMWICH:

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It’s NAILZ Day — make nail art por la raza (photo)

by Lucida Grandé February 20, 2013 Cultura
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The National Association for Immigration and Legalization (Zapatista) has designated today, February 20, NAILZ Day. Are your nails por la raza? [Nail art by Sara Inés Calderón.]

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El Opera del Espacio turns public spaces into theater (video)

by A. TRAIN December 13, 2012 Cultura
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As Summer 2012 wound down, the Opera del Espacio troupe dispatched their live street theater squad to the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line, and video’d the amusement, amazement and astonishment that greeted their performances. You don’t have to take the train to see them, however. They’re on Twitter and Facebook, too. RELATED: L.A. group It’s […]

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