Articles Published the Week of September 17th

Alberto Ledesma Talks About Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer

An even timelier book than Ledesma planned, Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer is part memoir, part essay collection, part art book, part collection of nonfiction comics. It's a thoughtful, brutally honest look at what it means to be undocumented in the United States and

Eli Valley Talks Diaspora Boy

Valley has been one of the more controversial political cartoonists in the country for years now. His comics, which tend to look at the relationship between the American Jewish community, the government of Israel and the US government has long been complicated and in his first collection of strips he is unsparing - and draws characters who look almost as grotesque as the words they say.

Frederick Aldama on Latinographix

Alberto Ledesma's Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer is the debut release of a new publishing imprint, Latinographix, and I spoke with the founder and editorial director Frederick Aldama about his goals and plans.

Catel Muller and Jose-Louis Bocquet on Josephine Baker

Muller and Bocquet have impressive careers in comics in France and together they set out a few years ago to craft biographies of great women. Josephine Baker is one of the 20th Century's great figures, a dancer and activist, there's almost too much to fit into a book, but I spoke with the two by e-mail about working together and the great Miss Baker.

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