Monday, May 25, 2009

Wexner Center Bookstore Reading/Signing

Thanks to Matt Reber, Manager of the Wexner Center Bookstore here in Columbus,
we had a nice turn out for the reading/signing of Your Brain on Latino Comics.
Saw some familiar and new faces--and we all had a nice discussion of Latino comics specifically and comics generally.
What can I say, Wexner Center Bookstore rocks: the space, all the Criterion Collection films for sale, comic books and graphic novels, cool greeting cards, Apple computers. . .
The downside: there was some kind of social function/open bar in the Cafe right across the way, so it was hard for people in the backrows to hear me.
Here's the podcast, nontheless:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hot off the Press! "Your Brain on Latino Comics"

Aldama's Your Brain on Latino Comics: From Gus Arriola to Los Bros Hernandez is the first book-length that puts the spotlight on Latino comic books. It explores mainstream comic book representations of Latino superheroes from the late 1970s till today and Latino author/artists working today (the book includes 21 interviews with such authors) as well as probes the rich and complex ways in which such Latino artists affect the cognitive and emotional responses of readers.