About this project
La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes is a collection of works celebrating and analyzing our experiences with cultures from Latin America.
In Spanish, la raza literally translates as "the race", a term stemmed from Mexican scholar José Vasconcelos's phrase, La Raza Cósmica ("the cosmic race"). Because Latin America is a mixture of different races & cultures (Latinx= an ethnicity not a race), we use La Raza as a term define our community by celebrating our roots. Which is what we hope to do with our anthology!
Tired of the very little Latinx representation in the art scene, we created La Raza Anthology as a way to give creators proper recognition & chance to address important issues that matter to us.
By backing our Kickstarter you can help us in getting La Raza printed, a 120 paged book of full color comics, illustrations and stories, as well as receiving a bundle of fun prizes that emulate our beautiful cultura. And we need your help!!
La Raza: Unidos y Fuertes has an incredible roster of talented artists from all over the world featuring finished work by:
Alejandro Bruzzese♢Ale Carrasco Lepijina♢Alexandra Barboza♢Alexandra Martinez♢Andrea Esquivel Dávalos♢Andrea Zambrano♢Alberto Larrañaga 'Bort'♢Brianna Valdez♢Carmen Pizarro♢Carolina Fernandez♢Carolina Dalia Gonzalez♢Coty Taboada♢Cynthia Janet Zapata♢Daisy Ruiz♢Daniela Iglesias♢Dante Luiz♢Eric Arroyo♢Estephanie Morales♢Gabriela Morales♢Giulia Zielasko♢Ismael Flores Ruvalcaba♢Joamette Gil♢Jordan ♢Marco♢Juliette Medina Lopez ♢Kat Fajardo♢Kimberly Morales♢Luisa Rivera♢Luis Roldán Torquemada♢Melissa Ayala Estrada♢Mirelle Ortega♢Myra Lara♢Pablo Castro♢Paola Klug♢Stephanie Bailey♢Stephanie Rodriguez♢Susana Isabel♢Tiffany Rodriguez♢Todd Gastelum♢Vivian Martinez♢William Keops Ibañez♢Xavier Lorie
The large majority of our budget directly goes to printing the books so that more people can have access to our stories.
We're incredibly grateful that our contributors volunteered their time and artwork for a great cause. We hope this book will open doors to opportunities and more representation for Latinx artists.
In addition to paying contributors, a portion of our book sales goes directly to several non-profit organizations helping undocumented Latino families receive legal help and obtain skills that would help ease their transition into the States.
From experience we know how difficult life can be for immigrants iour n the U.S. due to language barriers, lack of financial resources, lack of information, not knowing our rights and even fear of deportation.
As we hit each stretch goal, we'll be able to increase payment for our contributors not to mention offer some fabulous bonus rewards!
$15,000: A cute Kickstarter exclusive bookplate for all books signed by both editors!
$17,000: All copies get fancy Cover with Spot UV!!
Risks and challenges
Although this is our first Kickstarter campaign, we have carefully researched our funding needs & printing resources for this project. Not to mention grateful for advice & guidance from friends with successful Kickstarters. We're expecting the usual issues that might occur from printers in addition to damages by book shipments.
The contributors' work are all completed! Just need to work on some finishing touches for the book design & it'll be ready to be printed.
We hope this can be a project that can continue for years and give opportunities to many talented artists.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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