This collection includes comic books, zines, books, over sized posters, and other publications related to Latino/Latina writers
and artists, material related to Latino/Latina culture and history, and publications by other writers and artists. Subjects
include latino/latina writers and artists, Latino/Latina culture and history, and Latino/Latina comic books.
Many comic books published before the 1980's did not contain Latino/Latina themes or characters. One of the first comic books
to include such material was Love and Rockets, a self-published comic book by the three Hernandez brothers- Gilbert, Jaime, and Mario. The comic book was first published
in 1982 and later published by the comic book publisher, Fantagraphics. Today, there is an annual comic book expo, the Latino
Comic Expo, to showcase the works of Latino/Latina artists as well as other comic book artists.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
There are no access restrictions on this collection.