I am the fifth generation of my family in El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles. This is my story.
OK, maybe a name-changing judge won’t agree, but the book I co-created with author Ilan Stavans has been two weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List for Graphic Books, so sue me, I’m just a little excited.
A Most Imperfect Union is the culmination of over two years of back and forth haggling, drawing, changing, hacking and exasperation, but it resulted a pretty damn fine book. It is the second book famed academic and author Ilan Stavans (Professor of Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College) and I have worked on together; the first was the very successful Latino USA: A Cartoon History of Latinos in the US.
Ilan and I could be considered an odd couple, he is a Jewish chilango academic, I am a Chicano artist from the border.