MORE THAN MONEY: A Memoir by Claudia Dominguez is a graphic novel/memoir that recounts the true story of how the author's family recovered their father after he was kidnapped in Mexico City. The reader will feel the helplessness of the kidnapping but also be heartened by the humor and warmth of people who find themselves in a crisis.
MORE THAN MONEY is the first issue from Amatl Comix, a new SDSU Press imprint. Amatl Comix publishes all the dynamic, contemporary graphic narratives we can get our hands on! Our first issue showcases the brilliant work of an up and coming Mexican comic book star, Claudia Dominguez.
Advance Word on MORE THAN MONEY!
"Unlike most mainstream representations of Latinxs in the Américas that depict us as only of European descent, Dominguez's palette celebrates us as mestizo. And while Dominguez chooses to use the traditional 6-panel layout sparingly, she does so to great kinetic effect, conveying the urgency and anxiety as it builds to the moment of exchanging money for family. She wakes our hearts and minds to the complex ways that Latinxs live as a hemispheric population connected through more than violence."
Frederick Luis Aldama, author of LATINX COMIC BOOK STORYTELLING
"As I experienced Claudia's book I felt that it interacted with my sensibilities more on the level of a sequential watercolor mural than a traditional comic book or graphic novel. The opening two-page spread felt more like standing before the harrowing and inspiring murals of David Alfaro Siqueiros or José Clemente Orozco than opening a comic book. Like the Muralists, she illustrates both a broad image of the suffering of the Mexican people as well as their strength and resilience."
Sam Cannon, Bruce and Steve Simon Professor of Language & Literature at LSU, Shreveport