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Pedro Martin

Price: 
14.99

Page 45 Review by Stephen

Page 45 Comicbook Of The Month November 2023

This ever so funny, and beauuuuutifully composed. Just look at that layered family tableau in the lounge filling up the page naturally, organically! (And laugh, in the last panel opposite the lounge page, at his crosspatch denial of specialist bra knowledge.) Pedro Martin is a craftsman who evidently adores the medium of comics. Rather than a bland, plodding succession of simplistic, single-focus A to B to C panels, there's so much relish and wit, not least in the pin-ball motorhome experience!

MEXIKID by Pedro Martin isn't easy to keep in stock. We honestly do have to smuggle it across the border. Or at least The Pond.

!ES UN ESCANDALO!

Customs at The Border with Mexico is a lot more problematic though - even travelling south - as you shall see!

It's a memoir whose mischief I reckon will be relished even more by adults like me than the young ones it's ostensibly aimed at. I laughed and laughed, and fell in love - with the culture, the storytelling and the entire idiosyncratic family.

Hopefully you can read all the interior art to your right. Please click on any image to enlarge.

The publisher writes:

"Pedro Martin has grown up hearing stories about his abuelito—his legendary crime-fighting, grandfather who was once a part of the Mexican Revolution! But that doesn't mean Pedro is excited at the news that Abuelito is coming to live with their family. After all, Pedro has 8 brothers and sisters and the house is crowded enough! Still, Pedro piles into the Winnebago with his family for a road trip to Mexico to bring Abuelito home, and what follows is the trip of a lifetime, one filled with laughs and heartache. Along the way, Pedro finally connects with his abuelito and learns what it means to grow up and find his grito."

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