DESCRIPTION: A mini-comic about obscure (but beloved) Latino pop artist Chris Montez.
In Gabby’s own words:
My father told me a story about how growing up in the 1950s, he and all of the other Mexican American kids in his neighborhood would (falsely) boast about being related to rocker Ritchie Valens. That got me interested in researching the history and obscurities of Chicano rock, and sharing what I find.
When asked in this interview what advice she would give to aspiring comic artists and zinesters, Gabrielle Gamboa suggested the following:
Don’t limit yourself by studying only one technique or medium. Practice drawing from observation. Learn about art from before you were born.
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