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Today’s creature is the tzitzimitl. Tzitzimitl (plural: tzitzimimeh) is a feminine spirit that looks like a skeleton with disheveled hair, sharp talons on its hands and feet, and a vicious personality. [Mas…]

Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Chaneque (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Mexico has its share of stories about the little people known as chaneque (Nahuatl) and alux (Maya). Their appearance varies; sometimes they look like children, other times they have animal-like or deformed extremities, or are reported wearing traditional garb native to the area.

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Ahuizotl (toons)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Today’s featured creature is the ahuízotl. In the Florentine Codex, written years after the Conquista, it is described as an amphibious, medium-sized dog with a dark pelt, hands like a monkey, and a long tail with a human-like hand at the end.

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Nahual (toons)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 6, 2017 Cartoons
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The nahual is a human who can shapeshift or manifest in the form of an animal.

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Feliz Frijol Friday: ¡Fuerza México! #FFF (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 22, 2017 Cartoons
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Want to help? Famed DF rescue brigade TOPOS needs your dinero donation.

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Loose the Mooch! John Kelly pulls Scaramucci (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ August 2, 2017 Cartoons
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Captain Elotes: Representation and the Barrio Heroes

by JUNCO CANCHÉ July 29, 2017 Cartoons
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I just was a panelist at San Diego Comic Con, where Chicano artists like me discussed our role in art and comics. We talked about the importance of Chicana and Chicano characters in media, and how it represents us as a community. Representation is a key aspect in our work, and after watching the video […]

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