- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Vertigo (Sept. 14 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 140122217X
- ISBN-13: 978-1401222178
- Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 1.6 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 422 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,916,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Cuba: My Revolution Hardcover – Sep 14 2010
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"A bold, beautiful and mesmerizing story that needed to have been told... A compelling piece of work that will stay with you long after you put this graphic novel down." (ComicRevolution.com)" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Inverna Lockpez is a Havana-born artist and curator who left Cuba in the late 1960s. Upon settling in the U.S., she became involved in political art movements including the pioneering feminist exhibition x12 and the anti-Vietnam War “People’s Flag Show.” Her painting and sculpture has exhibited in over 80 venues, including the winning design of a major public art competition in New York City. Under her directorship, the INTAR Gallery was cited as one of the best 15 galleries for seven years running by Art in America. A two-time recipient of grants from The National Endowment for the Arts, Lockpez lives in New York and Florida.
Dean Haspiel is the creator of the Eisner Award-nominated Billy Dogma and the webcomics collective ACT-I-VATE. He has drawn comics for The New York Times, DC/Vertigo, Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Scholastic and Toon Books among others. He is best known for his collaborations with Harvey Pekar on THE QUITTER and with Jonathan Ames on THE ALCOHOLIC and the HBO series Bored to Death. He lives in Brooklyn.
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“As soon as possible, I shall take the rifles off the streets! Arms for what when elections will be called in the shortest time possible?”
“He is right. The crowd can feel it. He has no personal aspirations.”
“Keep an eye on the neighbors? Isn't that spying?”
“Fidel has closed the brothels and put the prostitutes to work as bank tellers. They don't know how to count, and give the wrong change.”
“The school is full of dead bodies. Use them as your pillows.”
“I want Cuba for the Cubans. I fought for a...”
“...communist country? The Russians are everywhere. Their women don't know how to walk in high heels and don't wear deodorant. They also wear silly babushkas while they drive those filthy garbage trucks. What kind of country is that?”
“Leaving Cuba is not easy. The regime makes you quit working as soon as you apply for a Visa even if it takes years to get it. An inspector inventories your belongings. When you leave all bills must be paid, your house left fully furnished, and your car turned in to the police station. Money is tight, it's almost impossible to leave.”
“I have been wanting to sleep with you since you were a child. Anytime you need some cash, you know you can come see me... but don't get greedy with your daddy.”
“Our peasants would not understand if we were to treat men and women alike.”
“Coke? Ham sandwiches? Chiclets or M&M's?”
I'm not sure what is braver: to have lived this or to tell the story of having lived it, but Inverna Lockpez has told a story that can not be forgotten. The story of Sonya made me feel grateful for having been born in a privileged place and thankful for living in a time period that gives women a voice. It also made me realize that questioning the voices of authority is not only wise but necessary. The images created by Dean Haspiel will be the short path in my mind's eye to the moments in the story that haunt me and they will help me remember what is so important not to forget.
This format, the graphic novel, is fairly new to me, but I am definitely starting to understand how combining storytelling and picturetelling can be powerful. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the medium; I recommend completely. You do not have to be a fan of graphic novel's to appreciate this book, but it may make you one.
This collaboration of well crafted storytelling and illustration creates that sitting on the edge of your seat type feeling and felt more like I was watching a movie than reading a book.
The story is gripping and it puts you right in the middle of an emotional journey about courage, conviction, love, family, hard choices, unbelievably difficult situations and rising to the occasion. It has been weeks since I first read the book and I am still thinking about it.