“The book American Gods wishes it was.” --Despina Durand

Friday, July 31, 2020

CHICANONAUTICA GETS POSTMODERN AT THE CANCIÓN CANNIBAL CABARET



Chicanonautica is all postmodern cannibalization over at La Bloga.

So watch out all you fugees:


It ain’t London that’s calling:


It's stirring up rememories:


And it’s marching your way:

Thursday, July 23, 2020

ERNESTO ON MEXICAN COMIC BOOKS




New York Times bestselling author Silvia Moreno-Garcia (buy her Mexican Gothic and anything else with her name one it!) published an interesting article at Tor.Com, titled A Brief History of Mexican Horror Comics Books. It’s fine introduction to a subject that deserves a lot more attention. Congratz, again, Silvia!

I’m proud to have contributed to the article. When she was working on it Silvia contacted me and asked if I could send her some scans from my collection. I’m responsible for the images of sleazy, dog-eared historietas. 

I’m not an expert on the subject, just a guy who stumbled on something he finds fascinating and can't get enough information about, but I’ve written about it in both Mondo Ernesto and my Chicanonautica column for La Bloga.


Here are some links if you’re interested:








Friday, July 17, 2020

CHICANONAUTICA MAKES UNSECURE PHONE CHATTER


Chicanonautica is all revelations from an unsecure phone call with José Torres-Tama, over at La Bloga.

He's asking for witnesses:


And bringing things up to date:



The Taco Truck Theater lives:


What more can he need?

Thursday, July 9, 2020

HIGH AZTECH REVIEW-A-RAMA


Ever since the original publisher did its dirty trick and didn't send out review copies of High Aztech, I've been on the look out for reviews, and like answers to all the sacrifices I've made over the years, they keep coming. A new one came in last week. Thanks to Scott Duncan of Somos en escrito.

It's full of great quotable stuff like this:

There is action, media gloss and gaze and blood sacrifice tech. Characters like the Televangelical couple for Mexica gods. A Garbage Queen and gangster lord with identity crises. Virus hallucinations, giants walking the land…it’s the book that really shows off Hogan’s recombocultural and Mondo style.

In looking for I was delighted to see how many more reviews there are on Amazon.

There are also a lot on Goodreads.

Keep it up folks! I even like the ones were you say you can't get into my style, and find me offensive.

And I if you haven't read this exciting, funny, outrageous novel about viruses changing the world, what the Mictlán are you waiting for?

Friday, July 3, 2020

CHICANONAUTICA GETS ON THE TACO TRUCK



That's José Torres-Tama's Taco Truck Theater, in Chicanonautica, over at La Bloga.

Featuring Latinos in post-Katrina New Orleans:



A fantastic feature presentation:




Sampling of new linguistic realities:



And much/mucho more: