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Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush #2020

Mr Mendoza s Paintbrush Mr Mendoza Mexico s self described king of graffiti blesses the small town of Rosario with his sardonic wit Deflate your pomp or float away he paints on the body of an unexpectedly exhumed monk No i

  • Title: Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush
  • Author: Luis Alberto Urrea Christopher Cardinale
  • ISBN: 9781933693231
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush By Luis Alberto Urrea Christopher Cardinale, Mr Mendoza, Mexico s self described king of graffiti, blesses the small town of Rosario with his sardonic wit Deflate your pomp or float away he paints on the body of an unexpectedly exhumed monk No intelligent life for 100 kilometers, he proclaims on the sign that announces Rosario s boundaries.The residents of Rosario tolerate or enjoy Mr Mendoza s commentary asMr Mendoza, Mexico s self described king of graffiti, blesses the small town of Rosario with his sardonic wit Deflate your pomp or float away he paints on the body of an unexpectedly exhumed monk No intelligent life for 100 kilometers, he proclaims on the sign that announces Rosario s boundaries.The residents of Rosario tolerate or enjoy Mr Mendoza s commentary as best they can But the town goes crazy when Mendoza announces on the side of a pig Mendoza goes to heaven on Tuesday Each new declaration from Mendoza drives speculation about his future Suicide Cancer Syphillis All the theories were in play until the Tuesday when Mendoza transformed his life with art.Mr Mendoza s Paintbrush was originally written as a short story by Luis Alberto Urrea, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Devil s Highway and an Edgar Award winner for his short story Amapola It was published in 2002 as part of his collection Six Kinds of Sky Artist Christopher Cardinale, whose graphic essays have appeared in the seminal magazines World War III and Punk Planet, adapted the short story to the graphic novel form.And critics are raving about the outcome The Bloomsbury Review says, Mr Mendoza s Paintbrush is a rich gift, an off center, enigmatic tale with a well coupled balance of narration and art Urrea and Cardinale are a match made in heaven And Publishers Weekly adds that this lovely comics adaptation may have found the ideal way to present magical realism graphically.

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    1. This beautiful GN forces us to look at how we treat outsiders do we isolate individuals just because they are different and have a message we do not want to hear The art is unique and complements the storya hidden gem I am glad I found.

    2. Beautiful colors Artwork no wow factor, but fairly good Story did not captivate me at all I didn t get the point of this story.Mr Mendoza goes through town painting little moral sayings on buildings, animals, vehicles, even people s bodies Basically, a vandal He like the town s conscience Some of the stuff he graffities makes no sense.just didn t understand the why of this book.

    3. First, the stuff I didn t like or wasn t sure about There are places in this book where the direction shifts away from where I thought it was going, but I ve learned that this story was originally a short story, so that might have something to do with it Also,since the book s meanderings do set a pace I wouldn t go so far as to say that I think it is disjointed, instead it is just sort of the long way around Perhaps this was deliberate, because it does give a storyteller or folklore feel At tim [...]

    4. Urrea s short story is a light hearted portrait of Mexican village life in the town of El Rosario The story is told by old lifelong friends recounting their younger years in the village, particularly as it related to Mr Mendoza Armed with a paintbrush, Mr Mendoza, who deemed himself the Graffiti King of Mexico, left his clever social commentary in paint on variety on features around town, including on the two boys in one particular instance Mr Mendoza s Paintbrush is filled with Urrea s characte [...]

    5. What a beautiful story told with the stroke of the paintbrush which told the story and history of a Latin America village of Rosario The painter Mr Mendoza touches the life of a young man with his paintbrush which in one case publicized on his person what he had done and followed him through out his young life into his becoming an adult Mr Mendoza continued in his life time to continue to be the town s conscience The illustrations brings this story to life which I feel would not have happened wi [...]

    6. 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.

    7. I didn t quite know what to make of this Cardinale s artwork was certainly beautiful, and tied well to the story But I found the story disjointed, and wasn t quite sure what the point was If the only intent was to give a taste and feel of small town Mexico, I think it succeeded in that but I think Urrea wanted it to be a parable, maybe And that I didn t get I really did like the ending, though, so I guess my true rating for it would be 2.5 stars.

    8. 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 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.

    9. Boy, finding some great graphic novels lately I love stumbling across one I never heard of This one blew my mind A lovely magical realism story of the original graffiti artist, Mr Mendoza, and how he turns his small village upside down Beautifully written with wonderful woodblock style art, this is a real original worth searching for from this small indie press.

    10. Hey, I love it when things I love collide magical realism, some nice art graffiti included and a fun little story about Mexico As part of my expanded reading for 2014, I ve made an effort to read graphic novels So far, this is the best one I ve read

    11. This graphic novel fairytale folktale takes place in Mexico and is about Mexico s King of Graffiti Mr Mendoza He never writes crude things but rather writes commentary that reflects his thoughts and feelings about society This is a quick enjoyable read about the magical Mr Mendoza.

    12. I had fun with this story I enjoyed the great artwork like good poetry this short graphic story let me add my imagination to the story

    13. Graphic novel spun from a short story published in Six Kinds of Sky lends itself well to the format, nicely rendered images.

    14. An early Urrea story wonderfully brought back to life by Cardinale s artwork in this graphic novel The art and words work so well together it s a wonder the two hadn t collaborated from the start.

    15. Lovely, lovely illustrations Cardinale s an accomplished artist he really makes the small town of Rosario come alive You can practically feel the pulsing vitality of the culture and at the same time, feel the static humdrum of its citizens Very well done Mr Mendoza was quite a character, and while I didn t understand a fair bit of his social commentary maybe because I was in a rushing mood, maybe because I m just naturally dense , I thought he was great as Rosario s resident outcast rebel graffi [...]

    16. I enjoyed the mixture of acerbic social commentary by the town s moral conscience and graffiti artist, Mr Mendoza, and the mythical, religious, and mythical elements found in so many modern Latin American stories The drawings woodcuts etchings are dramatic rather than beautiful, but they capture the mood of this humorous take on small town Mexican life.

    17. I chose to read this book because it was written by the same author who wrote The Devil s Highway I actually thought this was going to be a children s book but it is definitely not I liked the creative thought of Mr Mendoza and the Mexican flavor of the book but there were some sexual references that I personally didn t like.

    18. I don t know if the story would have held together at all if not for the wonderful pictures The art made me think I was really there The story, though skipped around, with not much detail Interesting, I m glad I read it, but I don t know to whom I would recommend it.

    19. A nicely strange story about a graffiti artist whose vandalism functions as a moralistic commentary on small town life Maybe it even becomes the town s conscience With unsettling artwork in the style of R Crumb.

    20. Really wanted to like this book but just couldn t get into it The art is really cool but the storyline seems disjointed.

    21. A beautiful story about a man who uses grafitti to critique ths city he lives in I love the woodblock looking art work And the story itself is by turns funny and touching.

    22. Graphic novel treatment of Mr Urrea s short story Lush, dark art draws you into the village of Rosario where Mr Mendoza works his grafitti magic.

    23. 3.5Great art to accompany a sweet little short story which is originally the first story in Urrea s collection entitled Six Kinds of Sky.

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