Shopping For Comic Books With Junot Díaz

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Vol. 1 Brooklyn documents author Junot Díaz’s comic book hunt through New York’s St. Mark’s Comics.

The video allows Díaz to explain the foundational effect comic books had on him, and others of his generation – such as the work of Los Bros. Hernandez, who gave an adolescent Díaz his first exposure to realistic artistic representation of life as a Latino.

Díaz recently published a novel, This Is How You Lose Her. You can read Devan Schwartz’s Rumpus review here, and catch up on previous Rumpus coverage of Díaz here.


Jack Taylor is a Rumpus Intern, gangly fellow, and Steal the Bacon enthusiast. More from this author →