Journey of a Mixteco Part 2

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This is the first page of the second part of a Graphic Novel I began writing and illustrating in ’08. It is called Journey of a Mixteco. It is based on the story of my friend Sergio. He is an indigenous Mixtec who left his town in Guerrero, Mexico many years ago to work in the US. He is now a community organizer in NY. These are some spreads from the first part of the story.

Spread 1

Spread 1

Spread 3

Spread 3

Spread 5

Spread 5

The art of the first part of the story is inspired by Mexican Pre-Columbian art, primarily the Mixteco Codex of the 12th century.

Ocho Venado

Ocho Venado

The second part of the story focuses on his organizing effort at the Restaurant where he worked as a busboy. The pay and conditions there were terrible and Sergio decided to stand up against them.

Cover

Cover

I’m trying to draw influence from workers art, political art, woodcuts and Day of the Dead paper cutouts; and from people like Guadalupe Posada and Diego Rivera. But yet I want this new part to feel consistent with the previous images of the story.

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3 Responses to “Journey of a Mixteco Part 2”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    I’m a fan! And happy to see that Journey of a Mixteco has continued! Would love to see the meta-text – Journey of Duncan Tonatiuh while making Journey of a Mixteco from the beginning!

  2. duncantonatiuh Says:

    Thanks Cynthia. I’ve actually been working pretty hard on the project these last weeks. It has a Day of the Dead/paper cut thing going on. I’m really trying to have have several spreads finished by the end of the month (the Day of the Dead is Nov 1-2)
    I’ve bee putting a lot of thought into the project, and while looking for inspiration have discovered all sorts of cool artists. I plan on including some of the behind the scenes once I post the work up.

    uh ah ah

  3. Tbilisi « Duncan Tonatiuh’s Blog Says:

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