Native American Comic LA VOZ DE M.A.Y.O. Returns

La Voz De M.A.Y.O.
Credit: Eva Cabrera

Press Release

Latinx author Kickstarts second chapter of Native American comic "La Voz De M.A.Y.O. Tata Rambo"

La Voz De M.A.Y.O. is the true story of Ramon Jaurigue, an orphan and WWII veteran who co-founded the Mexican, American, Yaqui, and Others (M.A.Y.O.) organization, which successfully lobbied the Tucson City Council to improve living and working conditions for members of the local Pascua Yaqui tribe. Largely due to Ramon’s activism, both in M.A.Y.O. in and with Model Cities Program, Yaqui were successfully integrated into the expanding metropolis of Tucson: families bought property, roads and sidewalks were built, and sewage systems installed. Ramon and his colleagues even founded a night school to help adults learn English and established the region’s first low-cost clinic to offer birth control.
Utilizing newspaper clippings, interviews with surviving MAYO members, and Ramon’s authored articles, La Voz De M.A.Y.O. dramatizes the remarkable life and achievements of my great-grandfather—and in so doing, tells the story not just of a single man, but of a family, a tribe, a nation.

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Selected praise for La Voz De MAYO:

"Barajas' 'Tata Rambo' shows us via his story that family is truly what gives Latinx superpower." - Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (La Borinqueña, Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico)

“Henry Barajas’ powerful true story blends perfectly with J. Gonzo’s stunning art and electric colors making La Voz De M.A.Y.O. TATA Rambo a powerful and compelling graphic biography.”- Terence Dollard Host of PBS' Comic Culture

"Unlike Marvel superheroes fighting villains, Barajas wants this comic book series to be more about documenting Latino and Arizona history — which he feels has its own superpower." - KJZZ, NPR member station in Phoenix, Arizona.

"Barajas' writing is as meticulous and spellbinding as any work of literary journalism, given life in comics someone whose relatives hail from Tucson, it's beyond gratifying to see the story of those who fought to keep that city free." - Ryan Cady (Old Man Punisher, Infinite Dark)

"Tata Rambo is a heartfelt story about heartbreaking loss. Barajas, Gonzo, Napier, and Brice give a face and a soul to history long forgotten, but not so long ago." - Erica Schultz (Daredevil, Xena)

"The story of Tata Rambo goes beyond an individual and tells the story of a nation." -Stephanie Sosa (PopNerd TV, Cabronas y Chingonas)

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