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eBook Cuba: My Revolution ePub

by Jose Villarrubia,Inverna Lockpez

  • ISBN: 140122217X
  • Category: Graphic Novels
  • Subcategory: Funnies
  • Author: Jose Villarrubia,Inverna Lockpez
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vertigo (September 14, 2010)
  • Pages: 144
  • ePub book: 1245 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1283 kb
  • Other: txt rtf lit lrf
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 776

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I'm not sure what is braver: to have lived this or to tell the story of having lived it, but Inverna Lockpez has told a story that can not be forgotten

I'm not sure what is braver: to have lived this or to tell the story of having lived it, but Inverna Lockpez has told a story that can not be forgotten. The story of Sonya made me feel grateful for having been born in a privileged place and thankful for living in a time period that gives women a voice.

In Cuba: My Revolution, Inverna Lockpez gives us a perfect example of the Miami Anti-Castro mindset, fifty years after the event, although she does her best to cloak this agenda in "liberal" trappings, by depicting Sonya, her protagonist, as a dedicated revolutionary

In Cuba: My Revolution, Inverna Lockpez gives us a perfect example of the Miami Anti-Castro mindset, fifty years after the event, although she does her best to cloak this agenda in "liberal" trappings, by depicting Sonya, her protagonist, as a dedicated revolutionary

Cuba: My Revolution is a graphic novel written by Inverna Lockpez with art by Dean Haspiel and colours by Jose Villarubia. It was published by DC Comics imprint Vertigo.

Cuba: My Revolution is a graphic novel written by Inverna Lockpez with art by Dean Haspiel and colours by Jose Villarubia. The story is set in Cuba in 1959, when 17-year old medical student Sonya dreams of becoming a painter. Encouraged by the ideals of the Cuban Revolution she joins the militia and is sent to the Bay of Pigs, where she's imprisoned and tortured by her own comrades

Writer: Inverna Lockpez. Artist: Dean Haspiel. Publication date: September 2010. From the moment Fidel Castro captures Havana in 1959, 17-year-old Sonya believes in the promise of the Cuban Revolution.

Writer: Inverna Lockpez. A medical student who dreams of becoming a painter, she joins the militia and finds herself caught between idealism and ideology. As a volunteer medic at the Bay of Pigs, she's imprisoned and tortured by her own comrades.

Books with the subject: Revolution (cuba : 1959). Cuba: My Revolution - Inverna Lockpez, Dean Haspiel (Illustrator), Jose Villarrubia (Colorist). Women medical students, revolution (cuba : 1959), invasion of cuba (1961), history, comic books, strips, etc, fiction, graphic novels. Guerrilla Warfare - Ernesto "Che" Guevara.

Cuba, My Revolution" tells the story of Lockpez's youth in Cuba where she championed Castro's revolution and . Dean Haspiel: I've known Inverna for about twenty-five years. She became an extended family member through my mother and became a second mother to me, in a way.

Cuba, My Revolution" tells the story of Lockpez's youth in Cuba where she championed Castro's revolution and set aside her dreams of art to become a doctor. Throughout the years, Inverna would divulge little aspects of what had happened to her in Cuba.

Shocking, wrenching, illuminating, Lockpez’s testimony is both mourning for too many lives lost, history erased.

Starkly drawn in mostly black, white, and grey by Eisner-nominated Dean Haspiel with the single affecting, haunting addition of shades of red colored by José Villarrubia, Cuba is based on artist Inverna Lockpez’s own personal revolution, exorcising aspects of life preferred to forget because they were so painful to remember. Shocking, wrenching, illuminating, Lockpez’s testimony is both mourning for too many lives lost, history erased, society betrayed, and yet an undeniable acknowledgement and celebration of resilience, resistance, and a promise of renewal.

This graphic novel is inspired by the true experiences of first-time author and Havana-born artist Inverna Lockpez, with stunning art by the Eisner-nominated Dean Haspiel (THE ALCOHOLIC, THE QUITTER, AMERICAN SPLENDOR) in a lush red-and-black palette created by colorist José Villarrubia.

Appearing in "Cuba: My Revolution". Vehicles: Synopsis for "Cuba: My Revolution". Synopsis not yet written. Featured Characters: Sonya. This book was first published on September 7, 2011.

Seventeen-year-old Sonia, a medical student with dreams of becoming a modernist painter, is caught up in Fidel Castro’s revolution from the moment it captures Havana on New Year’s Eve 1958. While her eccentric mother hatches an increasingly desperate series of plans to flee Cuba, Sonia joins the militia and volunteers as a medic at the Bay of Pigs — where she encounters her mortally wounded high school sweetheart as an enemy fighter, then is arrested and tortured for treating another CIA-trained brigadier.  Scarred, yet clinging to her revolutionary ideals, she seeks fulfillment in an artists’ collective, only to be further disillusioned by increasing repression under Castro. Finally, she flees to America where she has been a painter and influential arts activist.

Comments

Glei Glei
Cuba:My Revolution connected a lot of dots for me (in a human way) about a part of history that I've never quite understood. This one woman's journey to discover herself and the true identity of her home country tells the part of history that was not taught in any classroom I attended. The passion and emotion expressed through the author's storytelling and the artist's images are compelling. There is enough factual information combined with the story of the family and Sonya that it is easy to let yourself become completely involved. Sonya becomes a person who the reader begins to care about and pray for....and I found myself begging her to listen to those around her and get out of Cuba...only to feel devastated at was she loses as she leaves it behind.

I'm not sure what is braver: to have lived this or to tell the story of having lived it, but Inverna Lockpez has told a story that can not be forgotten. The story of Sonya made me feel grateful for having been born in a privileged place and thankful for living in a time period that gives women a voice. It also made me realize that questioning the voices of authority is not only wise but necessary. The images created by Dean Haspiel will be the short path in my mind's eye to the moments in the story that haunt me and they will help me remember what is so important not to forget.

This format, the graphic novel, is fairly new to me, but I am definitely starting to understand how combining storytelling and picturetelling can be powerful. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the medium; I recommend completely. You do not have to be a fan of graphic novel's to appreciate this book, but it may make you one.
Burking Burking
“Look at that crowd. Columbia has never been open to the public before. He really believes democracy!”

“As soon as possible, I shall take the rifles off the streets! Arms for what when elections will be called in the shortest time possible?”

“He is right. The crowd can feel it. He has no personal aspirations.”

“Keep an eye on the neighbors? Isn't that spying?”

“Fidel has closed the brothels and put the prostitutes to work as bank tellers. They don't know how to count, and give the wrong change.”

“The school is full of dead bodies. Use them as your pillows.”

“I want Cuba for the Cubans. I fought for a...”

“...communist country? The Russians are everywhere. Their women don't know how to walk in high heels and don't wear deodorant. They also wear silly babushkas while they drive those filthy garbage trucks. What kind of country is that?”

“Leaving Cuba is not easy. The regime makes you quit working as soon as you apply for a Visa even if it takes years to get it. An inspector inventories your belongings. When you leave all bills must be paid, your house left fully furnished, and your car turned in to the police station. Money is tight, it's almost impossible to leave.”

“I have been wanting to sleep with you since you were a child. Anytime you need some cash, you know you can come see me... but don't get greedy with your daddy.”

“Our peasants would not understand if we were to treat men and women alike.”

“Coke? Ham sandwiches? Chiclets or M&M's?”
Qutalan Qutalan
This inspired collaboration renders a courageous story with passionate intensity. The pages are filled with striking images that deepen the text--ranging from a close-up of the saddle shoe worn by one character juxtaposed against the heroine's army boot to a blood-red depiction of Castro's soldiers descending from the mountains that frames a scene of upper class social life to the final stark photograph of the fragile seventeen-year-old author that casts all the preceding horrors in a fresh light. It is rare for a theatrical performance to consolidate the talents of author, director, actors, and designers so that each enhances the achievement of the others, but that's what this collaboration accomplishes. In the process, it sets new standards for the graphic novel as a vehicle for profound human experience.
Hawk Flying Hawk Flying
I couldn't put this book down! The story was so compelling to read and to see unfold on the pages. I had to know what happened next. So I stayed up late and read it cover to cover.

This collaboration of well crafted storytelling and illustration creates that sitting on the edge of your seat type feeling and felt more like I was watching a movie than reading a book.

The story is gripping and it puts you right in the middle of an emotional journey about courage, conviction, love, family, hard choices, unbelievably difficult situations and rising to the occasion. It has been weeks since I first read the book and I am still thinking about it.
Bajinn Bajinn
I'm always interested in my dads heritage/past from cuba, so when I heard of this graphic novel it seemed interesting. 1) because it's about my dad's past and 2) cause it's a graphic novel, makes for a entertaining read :) First saw a review in the AM New York and resorted to amazon to purchase. Very quick read, great art work, and intense story. Easy to recommend :)
Fordg Fordg
Excellent accounting of the authors life experience. I know this author very well. Highly recommend reading.
Gavinranara Gavinranara
I really loved this product, it gave me a lecture I couldn't have learned anywhere else. Fast shipping, perfect condition, and well priced. No problems with anything what so ever.
Cuba gets so much hype these days, it's impossible to separate fact from fiction. I recently returned from a month in Havana, and I was distressed seeing the unexpected racism and poverty outside the Old Havana district. My landlord's generally helpful assistant, when asked how to persuade a neighbor to lower his music at 11:45pm, shrugged her shoulders, pointed to her arm, and said, "negro" (black).

Finding an authentic account of Cuban history is difficult, but Lockpez and Haspiel have created the most accessible literature I've seen on the topic. Cuba has not recovered from its revolution in the same way America has not fully recovered from its legacy of slavery. This graphic novel shows how Cuba got to where it is today and the gap between expectations and reality. (July 2017)