Spotlight with Jaime Crespo

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2021-01-17 12:00 PM

Spotlight with Jaime Crespo

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Katlin Marisol Sweeney puts the spotlight on artist and publisher, Jaime Crespo.

Jaime Crespo is a native Californian who has been a published cartoonist for 40 years now and has had his comics appear in several anthologies over time (Monkey Wrench, Buzzard, Backwoods, White Buffalo Gazette, X-Ray Book Co. Bagazine, Deadbeat Magazine to name but a few) as well as in many magazines and weekly papers and solo comic books. He is also part of the Latinx Comic Arts Festival, Sol-Col and the Latino Comics Expo. Crespo focuses mainly on but not limited to bio/auto bio stories (ala Harvey Pekar). Crespo has had his comic strip, Slice O’ Life (later shorted to Slices) in weekly papers around the US. Upon the downsizing and in most cases the collapse of some weekly papers, is when he then returned to self-publishing an on-going comic book title, Tortilla in which he may tell longer stories outside of the four-panel comic strip format. Currently, Jaime is in the midst of his much-anticipated first graphic novel, Turk Street Serenade, which focuses on his time spent as a janitor/maintenance man in a San Francisco Tenderloin District SRO hotel during the mid-1980’s, as well as his mini graphic novel, Passing about his experience growing up as a person of color.1  

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1. From https://www.corntortillapress.com/about.