latinx heritage month


Cristian Castelo and his zine, Wild
Angi Brzycki, October 18, 2021

Cristian Castelo is a cartoonist operating out of Daly City, California. He has been self-publishing his series Wild for a couple of years now, which he has slung at comic festivals like Seattle Short Run, Comics Art LA/Brooklyn, and the Vancouver Art Book Fair.

Oscar Zeta  Acosta, Las Vegas 1971
Daniel Tures, October 13, 2021

One of the most colorful figures of the Chicano Movement of the late 60s and early 70s was Oscar Zeta Acosta, a.k.a. the Brown Buffalo. A radical, hard-living lawyer and activist, Acosta helped lead the East L.A.

Alicia Maher holding a plate of pupusas in her kitchen
Hilda Guerrero, September 29, 2021

El Salvador, affectionately called el pulgarcito de America (the little thumb of America) due to its status as the smallest country in Central America, doesn’t usually receive the recognition it deserves, especially not in the culinary sphere.

Zine author, Suemi Guerra and her zine, Suicidal Goldfish
Angi Brzycki, September 29, 2021

Suemi Guerra is an educator and zinemaker. She is also the author of the fictional zine, Suicidal Goldfish. She is currently working on the fiction zine Las Fakes.

Collage of Latinx movies
Hilda Guerrero, September 24, 2021

Cinema, like every other form of artistic expression, is a mirror for the society in which it is born. Each cinematic experience offering a glimpse into the world of the Ajeno, the world of another.

Nathalia and her children albums
Edwin Rodarte, September 23, 2021

Nathalia, a native of Colombia, moved to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music and later began her career as a music therapist and early childhood music educator. Since 2012, she has recorded and released four children’s albums, which were all co-produced and performed by Grammy award winners.

Artur Laperla and his children's series Superpatata
Laura Duncan, September 21, 2021

Artur Díaz, más conocido como Artur Laperla, es autor de la serie infantil Superpatata, editada por Bang Ediciones dentro de su colección Mamut, de la que ya lleva publicados 10 títulos. Superpatata se publica en varios países y ha sido traducido a ocho idiomas.

Dúo Karma and their books, Firmamento and Abre la ventana
Dinorah Pinelo, September 17, 2021

Dúo Karma es un equipo creativo y multigalardonado de la Habana, Cuba. Durante más de 20 años, los fundadores Xóchitl Galán y Fito Hernández han estado mezclando sus talentos como músicos, artistas audiovisuales y autores para llegar a una amplia audiencia de niños y adultos.

Margarita Engle and her books, Your Heart, My Sky and A Song of Frutas
Phoebe Swan Guiot, September 16, 2021

Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of many verse novels, memoirs, and picture books, including The Surrender Tree, Enchanted Air, Drum Dream Girl, and Dancing Hands.