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Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush (2010)

by Luis Alberto Urrea(Favorite Author)
3.46 of 5 Votes: 4
1933693231 (ISBN13: 9781933693231)
Cinco Puntos Press
review 1: What a beautiful story told beautifully. Done in thick, generous strokes and colorings, the thin graphic novel tells the narrator's story and history of the Latin American village of Rosario. It's a quick tale, but elder Mr. Mendoza is a moralistic graffiti artist with one fat paintbrush. It's nostalgic and romanticized, swirling local history and personal history together, all with the tone and tempo of an old man trying to recapture the mystic wonder of his youth. I dug it a whole lot.
review 2: I absolutely loved the illustrations in this short story graphic novel. The story is about a young boy that lives in the Mexican town of Rosario. Mr. Mendoza is the self-proclaimed King of Graffiti in Mexico and has become the town's conscience, even proving so to the
... more main character and his friend after they are caught being a peeping toms. But everything is not as it seems in this town, as Mr. Mendoza later proves. less
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When Mr. Mendoza paints a stairway to heaven and ascends, why does no one follow him?
The art is amazing. The story is lovely.
Clever use of graphic novel genre.
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