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CUBA: MY REVOLUTION - Reviews and News



The Vertigo Blogs: http://vertigo.blog.dccomics.com/tag/cuba-my-revolution/

CUBA: MY REVOLUTION makes Best of HEEB 5770
http://www.heebmagazine.com/heeb-best-of-5770-comics/

Comic Revolution reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://comicrevolution.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/cuba-my-revolution-graphic-novel-review/

Scripps News reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION 'a powerful graphic novel'
http://www.scrippsnews.com/content/comics-cuba-my-revolution-powerful-graphic-novel

Portland Mercury reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/brooklyn-to-cuba/Content?oid=2818808

Newsarama reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-advance-reviews-100908.html

Techland exclusive preview of CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://techland.com/2010/09/07/exclusive-previews-cuba-my-revolution-and-american-vampire/

iFanboy reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.ifanboy.com/content/articles/REVIEW__Cuba__My_Revolution

Exclusive preview of CUBA: MY REVOLUTION at The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bryan-young/exclusive-preview-of-dc-c_1_b_709276.html

The Outhousers reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/reviews/royal-reviews/10391-royal-reviews-cuba-my-revolution.html

Crave reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.craveonline.com/entertainment/comics/article/cuba-my-revolution-review-111713

Graphic NYC reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.nycgraphicnovelists.com/2010/09/words-jef-burandt-cuba-my-revolution-is.html

Dean Haspiel's origin of CUBA: MY REVOLUTION at Vertigo
http://vertigo.blog.dccomics.com/2010/09/14/cuba-my-revolution-by-dean-haspiel/

Exclusive preview of CUBA: MY REVOLUTION at WIRED
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/09/vertigo-topics-comics?pid=794&viewall=true

Publisher's Weekly reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/comics/article/44460-comics-reviews-9-13-10.html

IGN reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://comics.ign.com/articles/111/1119547p1.html

CUBA: MY REVOLUTION COVER PROCESS by Dean Haspiel
http://vertigo.blog.dccomics.com/2010/09/15/cuba-my-revolution-cover-process-by-dean-haspiel/

Haspiel Visits "Cuba, My Revolution" at CBR
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=28332

Wall Street Journal: Cuba as Seen Through Cartoons
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/09/15/cuba-as-seen-through-cartoons/

LARGEHEARTED BOY posts CUBA playlist by Dean Haspiel
http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2010/09/book_notes_dean_3.html

CBR: Exhibition Traces the Making of DC Comics' "Cuba: My Revolution"
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=28345

WORD BALLOON podcast: Dean Haspiel and Tim Hall on CUBA, UNDIE PRESS, PEKAR and BORED TO DEATH
http://wordballoon.blogspot.com/2010/09/dean-haspiel-and-tim-hall-on-cuba-undie.html

Latina Magazine features CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.scribd.com/doc/37560577/Latina-Mag-Cub-an-Ballet

AM New York, September 15, 2010


Miami Herald reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/09/19/1829586/disillusionment-in-cuba-a-slacker.html

POOD reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://poodcomics.blogspot.com/2010/09/out-of-line.html

Graphic Novel Reporter: Inverna Lockpez's Cuba: Remembering a Revolution
http://www.graphicnovelreporter.com/content/inverna-lockpezs-cuba-remembering-revolution-interview

Weekly Comic Book Review reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://weeklycomicbookreview.com/2010/09/22/cuba-my-revolution-graphic-novel-review/

TALKING WITH TIM: Dean Haspiel on Cuba: My Revolution, Post-Disaster Adventure Chronicles & More
http://talkingwithtim.com/wordpress/2010/09/22/dean-haspiel-on-cuba-my-revolution-post-disaster-adventure-chronicles-more/

Graphic Policy reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://graphicpolicy.com/2010/09/24/review-cuba-my-revolution/

One Metal reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.onemetal.com/2010/09/26/cuba-my-revolution/

Vertigo On the Ledge: with Inverna Lockpez
http://vertigo.blog.dccomics.com/2010/09/27/cuba-my-revolution-on-the-ledge-with-inverna-lockpez/

NY POST: Haspiel takes on Castro in Lockpez's bittersweet revolution memoir
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/haspiel_takes_on_castro_in_lockpez_Hip1LkiPyNsIoFqbR398VN?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Graphic NYC reports CUBA: MY REVOLUTION exhibition at Kentler
http://www.nycgraphicnovelists.com/2010/10/cuba-my-revolution-exhibition-and.html

Inverna Lockpez discusses CUBA: MY REVOLUTION on THE WORLD
http://www.theworld.org/2010/10/05/cuba-my-revolution/

Kids learn comix thru the Art of CUBA: MY REVOLUTION at Kentler
http://www.kentlergallery.org/pages/_KIDS%20_ArtEd/KIDS_Cuba.html

A.V. Club reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.avclub.com/articles/october-8-2010,46123/

Newsarama reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://blog.newsarama.com/2010/10/13/review-cuba-my-revolution/

RADAR NYC recommends CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://workbookproject.com/radar/2010/10/15/radar-nyc-10-15-10/

MTV GEEK video-interviews Dean Haspiel at NYCC 2010 about CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.mtv.com/videos/interview/588226/cuba-my-revolution.jhtml#id=1650312

Publishing Perspectives: Dean Haspiel’s Cuba Brings the Harsh Reality of Castro’s Revolution
http://publishingperspectives.com/2010/10/dean-haspiels-cuba-revolution-to-comics/



MIAMI HERALD: As literature evolves, so does Miami's annual book fair
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/11/13/1924508/miamis-book-fair-features-comix.html

El Tecolote reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://eltecolote.org/content/2010/11/comic-book-reveals-gore-chaos-intensity-of-cuban-revolution/

School Library Journal reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
Gr 10 Up–This memoir is an excellent example of the graphic novel's ability to make pain visible. Opening panels dated December 31, 1958, introduce Sonya, fashionably dressed in vibrant red, looking forward to a new year with Fidel Castro's overthrow of the Batista regime and a new hope for Cuba. "I feel a new beginning has come for my country. Finally the justice and equality we have yearned for is about to happen." Sonya gets caught up with the fervor of this movement and renounces her plans to study art. Instead she joins the military and commences medical studies in her zeal to bring positive change to her beloved country. However, life in Cuba becomes progressively worse. This is signaled visually by the change to a black-and-white palette. She is imprisoned and tortured by her own country. Her mother, stepfather, and infant sister are finally able to leave, but Sonya stubbornly refuses to go, clinging to her dreams and ideals. The final panel reveals her tear-stained face, etched with the years of pain and horror as she finally leaves Cuba. "I don't know right from wrong anymore. What happened to the principles we believed in five years ago? I'm always afraid, all the time. All the time." The pain is both visually and verbally palpable. Due to graphic depictions of violence and nudity this searing account is most appropriate for mature readers.
Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

NPR: Graphic Novel Tells Grim Story Of Cuban Revolution
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131570714

Cuba: My Revolution is a new graphic novel about a 17-year-old girl who forgoes her dream of becoming an artist to join Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution. Host Allison Keyes speaks with author Inverna Lockpez, whose personal experiences shape the story, and illustrator Dean Haspiel.

Vertigo Blog: CUBA and DARK RAIN in Miami
http://vertigo.blog.dccomics.com/2010/12/03/cuba-and-dark-rain-in-miami/

K.I.D.S. Art Ed After School brings Dean Haspiel to The Red Hook Community Justice Center
http://kidsarteducation.blogspot.com/2010/12/kids-art-ed-after-school-brings-dean.html

The Long and Short Box Of It! reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION art show at Kentler
http://longandshortboxofit.blogspot.com/2010/12/hard-truths-in-smooth-drawings.html

THE DAILY BEAST Best YA Novels of 2010 includes CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-12-20/best-young-adult-novels-of-2010/2/

Library Journal reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/888804-264/xpress_reviewsfirst_look_at_new.html.csp

Minnesota Reads reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.minnesotareads.com/2011/02/cuba-my-revolution/

Playback:stl reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.playbackstl.com/comic-books-2/reviews/10328-cuba-my-revolution-dcvertigo

Inverna Lockpez at the Miami Book Fair talks to Marc Bernier about CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TDL8UGkhyc

Comic Critique picks CUBA: MY REVOLUTION as Graphic Novel of 2010
http://blog.comiccritique.com/?p=501

Comic Books For Colored Folks reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://darkjeedai.blogspot.com/2011/07/cuba-my-revolution.html

Newsarama: Comic Studies: Metafiction meets Autobiography
http://man-size.livejournal.com/551146.html

iFanboy reviews CUBA: My Revolution
http://ifanboy.com/articles/comic-shots-cuba-my-revolution-and-a-daiquiri/

"Remembering Revolution," the Palm Coast Observer interviews Inverna Lockpez, writer of the graphic novel, CUBA: My Revolution.
http://www.palmcoastobserver.com/news/palm-coast/Neighborhood/020820123271/Remembering-revolution

Better Than Fiction reviews CUBA: MY REVOLUTION
http://heydlnelson.blogspot.com/2012/05/2012-end-of-week-21-books.html

Robot 6 reviews CUBA: My Revolution
"Cuba: My Revolution by Inverna Lockpez and Dean Haspiel
At first I was frustrated at how this seemed to be skipping through time, almost rushing. But then the rhythm of it clicked in because of how it was showing the main character Sonya’s belief in the revolution lead by Fidel Castro in 1959. The portrayal at how Fidel was a charming and exciting figure, even sexy (!) was fascinating for an outsider such as myself. And then the slow process of disillusionment… heart breaking and tough to read. What’s especially startling is just how long she tried to hold on to her belief in communism and the revolution for so long after nightmarish treatment to herself personally and deteriorating treatment to her country and people in general. The end is such an emotional release. This is a fantastic book, bravely told by Lockpez and Haspiel, who don’t flinch from some of the more abusive treatment Sonya received. The story is based on Lockpez’s own life story and I’d love to know what happens next." --Corey Blake at Robot 6/CBR

http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2012/10/what-are-you-reading-with-ethan-young/


Worthy Of A Bigger Audience reviews CUBA: My Revolution
"Cuba: My Revolution: A powerful story which takes you to emotional extremes."
http://woaba.blogspot.com/2013/02/graphic-novel-cuba-my-revolution.html
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