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An unique anthology filled with comics, illustrations, poems and short stories celebrating & analyzing Latin American heritage.
An unique anthology filled with comics, illustrations, poems and short stories celebrating & analyzing Latin American heritage.
An unique anthology filled with comics, illustrations, poems and short stories celebrating & analyzing Latin American heritage.
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La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes

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La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes is a collection of works celebrating and analyzing our experiences with cultures from Latin America. 

Giulia Zielasko, Stephanie Rodriguez
Giulia Zielasko, Stephanie Rodriguez

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!!

 

Cover by Kat Fajardo
Cover by Kat Fajardo

 

 La Raza: Unidos y Fuertes has an incredible roster of talented artists from all over the world featuring finished work by: 

Alejandro BruzzeseAle Carrasco LepijinaAlexandra BarbozaAlexandra MartinezAndrea Esquivel DávalosAndrea ZambranoAlberto Larrañaga 'Bort'Brianna ValdezCarmen PizarroCarolina FernandezCarolina Dalia GonzalezCoty TaboadaCynthia Janet ZapataDaisy RuizDaniela IglesiasDante LuizEric ArroyoEstephanie MoralesGabriela MoralesGiulia ZielaskoIsmael Flores RuvalcabaJoamette Gil♢Jordan ♢Marco♢Juliette Medina Lopez ♢Kat Fajardo♢Kimberly Morales♢Luisa RiveraLuis Roldán Torquemada♢Melissa Ayala Estrada♢Mirelle OrtegaMyra LaraPablo CastroPaola KlugStephanie BaileyStephanie RodriguezSusana Isabel♢Tiffany Rodriguez♢Todd GastelumVivian MartinezWilliam Keops IbañezXavier Lorie 

                                                  Sample Art 

Alejandro Bruzzese
Alejandro Bruzzese

   

   

Daisy Ruiz, Ale Carrasco, Andrea Esquivel
Daisy Ruiz, Ale Carrasco, Andrea Esquivel

 

Carmen Pizarro, Dante Luiz, Stephanie Bailey
Carmen Pizarro, Dante Luiz, Stephanie Bailey

 

 The large majority of our budget directly goes to printing the books so that more people can have access to our stories.

Pie chart!
Pie chart!

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!!

 

These can be yours!
These can be yours!

 

 

 

 

Art by Pablo A. Castro
Art by Pablo A. Castro

 

Works by Kat Fajardo
Works by Kat Fajardo

 

works by Steph Rodriguez
works by Steph Rodriguez

 

        
works by William Keops Ibañez
works by William Keops Ibañez

 

$5,000 mark!
$5,000 mark!

 

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.

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