YO SOLVE CUBA
ILLUSTRATED TRAVEL JOURNAL
In August 2015 I took a trip with my parents to Cuba. I didn’t really feel like doing the traditional tourist thing of snapping pictures at everything that attracted my attention, which can be dangerously easy and inadvertently condescending. I decided to keep an illustrated journal so that the effort in recording memories would hopefully be a bit more respectful to the struggle Cuban people are still enduring. Jotting down experiences in comics form is also a way for me to assimilate and process them through my own life-filter so that I somehow make them mine in a way that I couldn’t make through any other medium.
The pages are all hand-drawn with a mix of different techniques: pen, pencil, watercolors, colored pens. First published as a limited edition of 50 by Ghost Robot in 2015.
Read an interview about the book here.