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News Wed Mar 18 2009

Urrea Gets Graphic Novel Treatment

A short story by Luis Alberto Urrea, "Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush," is being republished as a graphic novel by Cinco Puntos Press. It has been illustrated by artist Christopher Cardinale, who visited the village of Rosario, Mexico, where the story takes place, for research. Luis Alberto Urrea is also the author of The Hummingbird's Daughter, the GB Book Club's March 2007 selection.

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Julie / March 18, 2009 3:09 PM

I'm super excited about this project, since Urrea is such a fantastic writer. I think it's going to be great to see his work translated into visual art.

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