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WORDS ON A WIRE: Maceo Montoya (extended interview)




The Cruel Violence of Families (2011) by Maceo Montoya
Credit maceomontoya.com

  Daniel & Ben talk with artist and writer Maceo Montoya.  Maceo a member of Chicano royalty of sorts, belonging to the famous Montoya family.  Maceo's father is artist & activist Malaquias Montoya, his cousin is filmmaker Richard Montoya, and his brother is the late poet Andrés Montoya.  Maceo is the author of the book "The Deportation of Wopper Barraza."  He talks about the inspiration behind the book, as well as the narrative structures of his paintings.  In this online-exclusive expanded interview, Maceo talks about his literary influences, and why the thought of combining his art and words into a graphic novel would be simply tedious.  http://maceomontoya.com/

Aired May 4, 2014.