Luis Alberto Urrea & Christopher Cardinale

04/28/2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea and Brooklyn artist Christopher Cardinale meet up at WORD to discuss their recent collaboration, Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush, a popular short story from Urrea's SIX KINDS OF SKY that is now a stunning graphic novel.Luis will talk a little bit about the story and its inspiration and read briefly from the book. Christopher will talk about how the story became a graphic novel and show some slides of artwork. Join us! And learn more about the
author and artist here: RSVP here (encouraged but not required)

Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933693231
Availability: Backordered
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - June 2010

Mr. Mendoza, Mexico's self-described king of graffiti, blesses the small town of Rosario with his sardonic wit. "Deflate your pomp or float away " he paints on the body of an unexpectedly exhumed monk. "No intelligent life for 100 kilometers," he proclaims on the sign that announces Rosario's boundaries.