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Sunday, August 09, 2020
The auction price for this priceless Speedy Gonzalez artifact got too rich for my blood--I think as of now, Sunday morning August 9, 2020, the price is around $150.00.
Still, a piece of American history--in particular, an American history focused on the production of ethnic American archetypes and stereotypes. And, a piece of the backstory of how 20th century animated masterpieces were forged.
More on the image from Heritage Auctions below and a reminder that I (literally) wrote the book on Speedy Gonzales--the key central chapter of Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucination of the "Mexican" in America is focused on "the fastest mouse in all Mexico." Check it out here: https://amzn.to/2DrIouU
From Heritage Auctions page, https://comics.ha.com/itm/
Virgil Ross - Speedy Gonzales "Model Sheet" Drawing Original Art (Warner Brothers, c. 1990s).
He's "the fastest mouse in all Mexico" -- Speedy Gonzales!
"He was developed by Friz Freleng and animator Hawley Pratt; his official debut short, Speedy Gonzales (1955), was an Academy Award winner. One of the animators on that historic short was Virgil Ross, who drew this wonderful 16 field model sheet-style illustration with seven full-figure images of Speedy. Virgil Ross (1907-1996) was a long-time Warner Brothers animator who worked in the Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, and Friz Freleng Units. He was famous for his action and dance sequences, as well as his facial expressions. Mr. Ross began releasing hand-painted Limited Edition cels of progressions of his famous Looney Tunes scenes as part of the "Masters Collection" for the Warner Brothers Studio Stores and animation galleries. He began making personal appearances where he created one-of-a-kind drawings of the Looney Tunes characters as well as other cartoons he worked on for other studios. He received the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in 1988. Image sizes on this signed illustration range from 4.5" to 5.5". Fine condition."
Saturday, August 08, 2020
Thursday, August 06, 2020
A Review of Recent Postings Focused on Talking #BrownTV, a New Cultural Studies Book Focused on Latinxers on TV and Beyond!
Shia LeBeouf: Xicanx-Identified Ally or Gringo in Brownface! Let the Discussion Begin ... #mextasy #textmex
@longdrivesouth, the great writer Daniel Hernandez, has a great new feature in the @latimes on Shia LeBouf's new Xicanx gangster flick The Tax Collector ... very cool piece!https://t.co/5IzZbwiCmv pic.twitter.com/LlZvHfrZvp— William Nericcio (@eyegiene) August 6, 2020
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
In the interim, I have been publishing advanced snippets of the book as a regular contributor to Josh Glenn's Hilobrow.com cultural studies site. What appears below originally appeared, slightly truncated, on that site--you can see it here: Below appears the Director's cut edition, warts and all.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Monday, July 06, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
My Friend Frederick Luis Aldama Has A New Children's Literature Classic You Have to Get Your Hands On! Breaking News: Chupacabra Charilie Breaks Children Out of ICE Cages! News at 11...
My review of CHUPACABRA CHARLIE by @ProfessorLatinx for @ohiostatepress ...— William Nericcio (@eyegiene) June 28, 2020
Pick up a copy here https://t.co/IuKUQfrnz3#mextasy #kidlit
A chupacabra breaking kids out of ICE cages? Magic! pic.twitter.com/f0vkRnwvIG
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Friday, June 26, 2020
And in breaking news from our 1970s sports desk, more Talking #BrownTV shilling afoot!— talking #browntv (@browntv12) June 26, 2020
Now on sale @Bookshop_Org Bookshop https://t.co/BKXRUDgJqy
or via @ohiostatepress https://t.co/mbleDTFubI
or via AMZ: https://t.co/qCrHs0cXRO ...
or Kindle: https://t.co/1uS93PMg50 pic.twitter.com/IvkZ02DT2v
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Frederick Luis Aldama and William A. Nericcio's TALKING #BrownTV on Chris Gonzalez's Podcast! HOSPITABLE IMAGINATIONS!
Be sure to give THIS just breaking HOSPITABLE IMAGINATIONS podcast—with @eyegiene & @ProfessorLatinx by @chrsgnzlz on TALKING #BrownTV —a listen!— talking #browntv (@browntv12) June 23, 2020
Direct podcast linkazo: https://t.co/pFNeYf7JXd
#browntv via AMZ: https://t.co/qCrHs0cXRO or Kindle: https://t.co/1uS93PMg50 pic.twitter.com/XyCyPlzJoL