Dave Ortega’s grandmother, Consuelo Castañon Herrera was born during the Mexican Revolution. In Dias De Consuelo, Dave tells her family’s story.
In this concluding issue, Consuelo leaves school and spends her days doing chores for her mother, who is busy making dresses. Her workload makes Consuelo unable to play with other kids, and leads to a dangerous situation. Meanwhile, anti-Catholic sentiment and laws are on the rise in post-war Mexico. Then Consuelo’s mother receives a letter from Consuelo’s father…
The final issue of this intimate profile of Dave’s grandmother’s family does not disappoint. This part of Consuelo’s life concludes in a satisfying way, with the acknowledgement that it was just the beginning of her long life. With subtle colors, naturalistic drawings, and an attention to detail, Dave’s loving chronicle of his abuela is a must read!
Winner, 2020 MICE Mini-Grant