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Imagen de portada: una ilustración de una mesa pequeña con una silla blanca. Un lino de color lechoso cubre sobre la mesa con una orquídea púrpura en un jarrón de vidrio por encima. La ilustración está colocada sobre un fondo negro texturizado. Ilustración de Damiane Nickles.

Fille Colonisée: una historia por Short Latina

Escrito por Short Latina Esta historia ha sido traducida y grabada en ingles. Después del sonar de la campana, camino hacia el restaurante apretujado entre dos boutiques vacías y lujosas. Todos los días, espero que mi padre termine su turno. Cuando no hay mucha gente, jalo la manija dorada de la impenetrable y elegante puerta de entrada con vitrales y entro. El maître d’ trabajando hoy me conoce y saludo mientras entro sigilosamente por delante para evitar toparme con ratas gigantes en el callejón. Sé que debo ir directamente arriba y no buscar a mi padre. Cruzo el bar y entro en una elegante y amplia sala llena de sofás y mesas bajas de bambú. Están rodeadas de palmeras que visten todo el restaurante. Me siento entre los cojines de raso dejando el invierno de Chicago y siento el cálido aire vietnamita. Escucho el croar de las ranas y el canto de los grillos. Sé mantenerme discreta para no hacer ningún sonido y evitar cualquier peligro. Soy como una pequeña saola invisible, silenciosa. Esparzo mis …

This is a photograph of three copies of the book “Brea,” against a light background. Two lie flat in the left side of the frame, front cover and spine visible, and the third is upright, with only the front cover showing. The front cover image is an ink illustration of a young boy in close-up, straight-on, showing his face, chest, and parts of his arms. He wears a long-sleeved shirt and his hands are flipped upside-down over his eyes to form goggles, of sorts, with each thumb and forefinger. Courtesy of the artist.

Beyond the Page: Carlos Matallana

“Beyond the Page” digs into the process and practice of writers and artists who work at the intersection of literary arts and other fields. In March, I was honored to interview artist and educator Carlos Matallana about the development of his ongoing Manual of Violence project, the process of creating its fictional comic installment “Brea,” and how games, childhood, dreams, and more shape his work. Follow @tropipunk on Instagram and check out his presentation about “Brea” at the Hyde Park Art Center on Saturday, May 26, 2-4pm. This interview has been edited for length and clarity, and includes some spoilers about the book “Brea.” Marya Spont-Lemus: I guess I’d love to start by just hearing how long you’ve been making work in Chicago and what brought you here. Carlos Matallana: Well, I ended up in Chicago because I have old friends here in the city. But initially I moved from Bogotá to New York. I spent a couple of months, not even four months, in New York. I spent all my savings, and I tried …