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Sometimes you think your job is done — after all, having written a book that attempted to chronicle the history of “Mexicans” in American popular culture, you think you’d get a break.

But, of course, that’s naive.

If anything, in the age of our Dumpster Fire POTUS, Mexican stereotypes are the rage! This MAMMOTH WESTERN “Mexican” is Exhibit #1 — if you ever wonder why you can’t turn on the TV (or your streaming, throbbing thingie in your pocket, your phone!) without seeing a narco, well, meet his grandpappy, the inspiration for Trump’s BAD HOMBRE racist,xenophobic slur.

You can buy this 1949 comic for under $100!


On November 8, PUSSY GRABS BACK!. [Music video by Kim Boekbinder.] (NSFW F-Bomb.)

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2013_0208_00“Western” adventure comics, true crime comics, and gringo-written history all came together when publisher Avon gave birth to a Pancho Villa issue as part of their notorious outlaws series:

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Bandido learns the hard way: ‘El Terror’ stalks Sonora (video)

by Barney Asada January 5, 2015 Cartoons
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It’s already a bad day for El Bandido in the scorching hot Sonoran desert, but bad turns to worse when he decides to mess with a four-year-old niña. PRO TIP: Never make El Terror angry. [Video by Franco E.]

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La Cucaracha: Tacos — what is hip?

by Lalo Alcaraz September 29, 2014 Cartoons
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Ugly Mexicans and sexy gringas — pulp fiction history of hate (toons)

by HABLO PICASSO March 18, 2014 Cartoons
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Bill “Memo” Nericcio, author, professor at San Diego State University and proprietor of the Tex[t]-Mex Gallery Blog, collects representations of Mexican-Americans in pop culture. He just posted a set of scanned 1936-37 covers from pulp fiction magazine Spicy Western Stories and its siblings that all exploit the same stereotype — the leering (ugly) (brown) bandido and […]

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From 2008: ‘Viva Obama’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 8, 2012 Cultura
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I made this poster four years ago and today seems like a good time to re-run it. It’s a big, long illustration, so if you’re seeing this on the home page the entire graphic is below — and you can click on the image for a bigger version.

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