First look at Image Comics’ “La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo”
One of the things I love seeing from publishers like Image Comics and BOOM! Studios is their willingness to release comics based on real life events. For the latest example, look no further than Image’s original graphic novel La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo, based on the true story of Ramon Jaurigue. Jaurigue was a WWII veteran who founded an organization to help improve the lives of native peoples… only to have his personal life suffer as a result.
It’s a fascinating subject, and one that is perfect for telling through the comics medium. Image have provided a preview, so check it out along with the details below.
ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL LA VOZ DE M.A.Y.O: TATA RAMBO EXPLORES IMPORTANT SLICE OF HISTORY, HITS SHELVES THIS NOVEMBER
PORTLAND, Ore. 09/05/2019 — Image Comics/Top Cow is pleased to reveal interior pages from the forthcoming original graphic novel by writer Henry Barajas, artist J. Gonzo, letterer Bernardo Brice, and edited by Claire Napier—La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo—which hits shelves this November.
La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo is based on the oral history of Ramon Jaurigue, an orphan and WWII veteran who co-founded the Mexican, American, Yaqui, and Others (M.A.Y.O.) organization, which successfully lobbied the Tucson City Council to improve living and working conditions for members of the Pascua Yaqui tribe—paving the way to their federal recognition. Meanwhile, Ramon’s home life suffered as his focus was pulled from his family to the wider community, and from domesticity to the adrenaline of the campaign.
A resonant, neglected slice of American history, La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo brings to life for the first time the story Barajas’ great grandfather, Ramon Jaurigue, a.k.a. Tata Rambo, and showcases his important cultural contributions.
La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo will hit comic shops on November 13 and other retailers on November 19.