This week, awesome creator Jose Pimienta joins the Comics Syllabus to discuss their upcoming graphic novel “Twin Cities” (Random House Graphic, out July 19, 2022) for middle grade/YA readers about twins growing up in Mexicali / Calexico on the US-Mexico border. Close siblings Teresa’s and Fernando’s coming-of-age (and coming apart?) stories cross national borders and others as well: adolescence and adulthood, culture and schooling, love and rivalry. Jose offers fascinating insight into the book’s origins, their own background growing up in Mexicali, the art and language of “Twin Cities,” and much more!
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