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MJ’s b-day in Mexico City, José M Hernández and Spidey Mouse

September 8, 2009

Michael Jackson's b-day in Mexico City

Michael Jackson's b-day in Mexico City

José M Hernández, Mexican-American astronaut and twitterer

José M Hernández, Mexican-American astronaut and twitterer

Disney bought Marvel Comics this week= Spidey-mouse

Disney bought Marvel Comics this week= Spidey-mouse

Journey of a Mixteco Part 2

August 23, 2009
Page 1

Page 1

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.

Solar Cookies

July 16, 2009

I recently finished illustrating a children’s book I wrote called Solar Cookies.

page 8-9

page 8-9

It is about a kid that builds a solar oven

page 14-15

page 14-15

page 22-23

page 22-23

and starts his own solar cookie business to help his Mom.

page 26-27

page 26-27

I sent the book to a children’s book contest. Hopefully it’ll do well. I’m looking for a publisher for it if anyone has any leads.

And after talking for months and months about it I finally made my first solar oven. Thank you Rocio for all the cardboard and help (more like for letting me help you :p)

Solar Oven

Solar Oven

It takes about an hour to make a batch of cookies. I plan on starting a solar cookie business of my own. Unfortunately it is the rainy season in Mexico, so the weather often does not help. I’m going to keep experimenting though and figuring out what are the best recipes. I want to make some solar pizza too.

There is a ton of info about building solar ovens on the net. I found this design to suit my needs the best.

What ever happened to the Narcos and the drug war?

May 3, 2009
what ever happened to the Narcos?

what ever happened to the Narcos?

So 2 weeks ago, before this whole outbreak narcos and the drug war dominated the Mexican news. But now they are like an old fad.

Is influenza also affecting the narco’s economy? Are they profiting and having an easier time these days since the focus is off of them? AND are they washing their hands constantly and wearing face masks when handling the drugs?…

Spring Summer trends from Mexico City

May 2, 2009
Spring Summer trends from Mexico City

Spring Summer trends from Mexico City

People have gotten so used to wearing a face mask in Mexico City that they are starting to decorate them.

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