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Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Great Idea for a Graphic Novel

The Socorro Bulldogs baseball team just won the Texas state high school championship today, with members of El Paso's only other state champions, the 1949 Bowie High Bears, looking on and giving support and approval.

One former Bowie player, 78 year-old Carlos Macias, said, "Ours will be different because the times were different -- sleeping on cots underneath the stadium bleachers instead of in a hotel, seeing those signs in the windows that said 'no dogs or Mexicans allowed', and we went in the back of restaurants and ate in a room at the side of the kitchen. But we were a team and we did it as a team, and we have so many great memories now. And now these Socorro kids will have their own memories."

Can you imagine a graphic novel that would simultaneously tell the stories of both these championship teams, one from 2009, the other from 50 years earlier? James Sturm has proven that baseball and graphic novels mesh well, and the racial/class under currents would make for interesting talk about about progress in the US. I think it'd be an awesome undertaking.


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