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Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush (Paperback): Luis Alberto Urrea

Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush (Paperback)

Luis Alberto Urrea; Illustrated by Christopher Cardinale

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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.
The residents of Rosario tolerate or enjoy Mr. Mendoza's commentary as best they can. But the town goes crazy when Mendoza announces--on the side of a pig--"Mendoza goes to heaven on Tuesday." Each new declaration from Mendoza drives speculation about his future. Suicide? Cancer? Syphillis? All the theories were in play until the Tuesday when Mendoza transformed his life with art.
"Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush" was originally written as a short story by Luis Alberto Urrea, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for "The Devil's Highway" and an Edgar Award winner for his short story "Amapola." It was published in 2002 as part of his collection "Six Kinds of Sky." Artist Christopher Cardinale, whose graphic essays have appeared in the seminal magazines "World War III" and "Punk Planet," adapted the short story to the graphic novel form.
And critics are raving about the outcome. "The Bloomsbury Review" says, ""Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush" is a rich gift, an off-center, enigmatic tale with a well-coupled balance of narration and art. Urrea and Cardinale are a 'match made in heaven.'" And "Publishers Weekly" adds that "this lovely comics adaptation...may have found the ideal way to present magical realism graphically."


Imprint: Cinco Puntos Press,U.S.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Authors: Luis Alberto Urrea
Illustrators: Christopher Cardinale
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-933693-23-1
Categories: Books > Fiction > Special features > Graphic novels
LSN: 1-933693-23-1
Barcode: 9781933693231

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