La Perdida

La Perdida By Jessica Abel, La Perdida Carla una norteamericana distanciada de su padre mexicano decide ir a la capital del pa s azteca para encontrarse a s misma Se instala en casa de un antiguo ligue que sigue las huellas de sus h roes
  • Title: La Perdida
  • Author: Jessica Abel
  • ISBN: 8493508821
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Hardcover
  • La Perdida By Jessica Abel, Carla, una norteamericana distanciada de su padre mexicano, decide ir a la capital del pa s azteca para encontrarse a s misma Se instala en casa de un antiguo ligue que sigue las huellas de sus h roes William S Burroughs y Jack Kerouac por los bares de la ciudad Harry se toma con buen humor la reaparici n de Carla en su vida hasta que se da cuenta de que sta, que seCarla, una norteamericana distanciada de su padre mexicano, decide ir a la capital del pa s azteca para encontrarse a s misma Se instala en casa de un antiguo ligue que sigue las huellas de sus h roes William S Burroughs y Jack Kerouac por los bares de la ciudad Harry se toma con buen humor la reaparici n de Carla en su vida hasta que se da cuenta de que sta, que se pasa los d as empap ndose de la ciudad, explorando la casa de Frida Kahlo y aprendiendo espa ol, no tiene intenci n de largarse.Cuando la relaci n de mutua tolerancia entre Harry y Carla llega a su inevitable fin, ella reniega de su mundo de angl fonos expatriados y se busca su propio grupo de amigos el guapo scar, un camello con nfulas de DJ, y el carism tico Memo, un mujeriego pseudointelectual de izquierdas.Los evocadores dibujos en blanco y negro de Jessica Abel hacen cobrar vida a la ciudad de M xico de ayer y de hoy, desplegando la oscura historia de Carla frente a los legados de Burroughs y Kahlo Un relato sobre el deseo juvenil de vivir una vida aut ntica y las consecuencias de confiar en las respuestas sencillas, La perdida arraigada en las especificidades de la vida en M xico y universal a la vez es una historia sobre encontrarse a uno mismo al perderse.
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    1. Jessica Abel

      Cartoonist and writer Jessica Abel is the author of the graphic novel La Perdida Pantheon Books as well as two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics First Second Books , written in collaboration with her husband, the cartoonist Matt Madden She s also the co writer of the graphic novel Life Sucks Previously, she published Soundtrack and Mirror, Window Fantagraphics Books , two collections of stories and drawings from her omnibus comic book Artbabe, published between 1992 and 1999 She collaborated with Ira Glass on Radio An Illustrated Guide, a non fiction comic about how the radio show This American Life is made Abel won the Xeric Grant in 1995, and both the Harvey and Lulu awards for Best New Talent in 1997 La Perdida won the 2002 Best New Series Harvey Award Abel s new new science fiction comics series, Trish Trash Rollergirl of Mars Dargaud France debuts in January 2015 She s also at work on a non fiction comic about how the best radio producers in the world use story to keep us listening, Out on the Wire Broadway Books , out August 2015 They live in Brooklyn, New York, with their two children, but are currently on a residency at the Maison des Auteurs in Angoul me, France Madden and Abel were series editors for The Best American Comics from 2007 to 2013 and teach at various institutions They live in Brooklyn, New York, with their two children, but are currently on a residency at the Maison des Auteurs in Angoul me, France.

    155 thoughts on “La Perdida”

    1. When I first started to read La Perdida I really enjoyed it because I was excited to read a graphic novel about a young Mexican American woman I also enjoyed the author artist Jessica Abel s sparsely drawn images of Mexico City landmarks and Pilsen in Chicago Unfortunately, as the story progressed I started to become uncomfortable with the authors negative portrayal of Mexico City Chilango youth culture Raw honesty I appreciate, but the author painted a seedy world where you can t trust anyone e [...]

    2. CONQUISTADORA la storia di una ragazza che parte per trovare se stessa e finisce quasi per perdersi Ma il finale rassicurante Cerca di immergersi in un mondo che non conosce Citt del Messico anche se di padre messicano, non comprende la lingua n ha mai visto prima il paese Si impegna per penetrare nella societ e nella cultura locale, per diventarne parte, e non limitarsi a conoscerla Ma sbaglia approccio oppure si tratta di un mondo che proprio non le appartiene, non il suo.Quindi, senso di estr [...]

    3. Should be called La Dumbass The heroine of this novel succeeded in irritating me with her idiocy and horrible choices as no one has since.Ann Coulter When the drug lord offers you a sample of cocaine, the wise choice is to LEAVE, not take it Sigh.I guess I could consider Jessica Abel successful because she created a character who inspired strong feelings in me, even if those feelings were mostly annoyance.

    4. I divide this book into two parts, even though it s not formally divided as such There s such stylistic difference between them, it almost seems like there should be a formal divide The first part of the book is a coming of age post college, finding oneself while traveling, open ended exposition There s not much plot, just a lot of wondering around and talking to people This isn t necessarily a bad thing I really enjoy those types of stories if they re done right But what stopped me first from g [...]

    5. I don t even recall how I stumbled across Jessica Abel s La Perdida probably in doing research on Love Rockets but I m glad I found it While far from perfect, the first three fifths of the graphic novel or so are wonderful, and while it kind of devolves into a melodramatic plot that unfortunately reeks of stereotypes of Mexico, overall it is still strongly characterized and well drawn.Carla, the protagonist may be a post college na ve as hell gringita prone to willful ignorance and drunken outbu [...]

    6. I have to say, I was extremely lukewarm to this book It seems like the kind of thing I would like, but overall I didn t see what all the hype was about The entire plot rests on the main character being annoying, stupid, and so desperate to please her real Mexican friends that she throws common sense out the window By the end, you just want her to stop white guilt whining about how HARD it is to be privileged and to stop trying to win the favor of people who she can never win over The ending is t [...]

    7. Although it s not a memoir, La Perdida is based on the author s personal experience and is memoir esque On the surface, it sounds interesting a half Mexican woman goes to Mexico to get in touch with her cultural heritage It was pretty well regarded IS AWFUL, YOU GUYS.I wanted to give it up halfway through the second issue because I was so bored I just didn t care about anything All the characters were annoying, and nothing fucking happened Each issue seemed to be nothing than the main characte [...]

    8. Great texture about life in Mexico City for a young American expat circa the dawn of email, reinforced by detailed and fluid drawing that s reminiscent of early Craig Thompson What begins as a slice of life narrative turns increasingly macabre, largely without losing its balance Although some of the emotional outbursts felt forced and a few plot pivots were predictable, I suspect this story of self delusion disguised as a search for authenticity will stay with me for a while 3.5 stars.

    9. This is like a 3.5 for me, but I m rounding up.In some ways, I think the format of the graphic novel is somewhat limiting to the subject matter, since it involves issues of race and identity, and what it means to be of mixed ethnicity which is some rather complicated stuff to convey with simple line drawings, dialog and occasional narrative The main character, Carla, has grown up in the U.S always speaking English and only English, but moves to Mexico City and gets caught up in trying to live a [...]

    10. as a graphic novel, i think La Perdida is a total success, the way the awesome illustrations tell the story and are supported by the text i picked it up and started reading and couldn t put it down brilliant unfortunately, the story lacked the depth and analysis about certain issues class privilege, racism, tokenism that would have made it great the clueless main character annoyed the shit out of me by making horrible choices and basically just being a total idiot the story offers great potentia [...]

    11. More than anything a coming of age graphic novel where the young person is not only the narrator but their identity and that of a county lurching into the 21st century The narrative trips over itself a few times and the dialogue can feel a little set upy instead of natural But make no mistake La Perdida is a huge friggin achievement, amazingly drawn, so sure of its setting in Mexico City and place in time late 90s that it feels as much a diary or historical document Or just a conversation with a [...]

    12. La Perdida by Jessica AbelA Review by Ryan CaplingerLa Perdida by Jessica Abel, is a graphic novel about a half Mexican and half American girl named Carla who moved to Mexico to learn about the culture Carla moved in with her ex boyfriend, Harry She tries to fit in, but she looks American and many of the Mexicans don t like Americans, so she gets ridiculed all the time Abel shows this when she states that I was trying to predict exactly how Memo would manage to make me feel like a traitor for ha [...]

    13. Jessica Abel s sizeable fictional travelogue La Perdida is the annotated postcard of the protagonist Carla s visit to Mexico to find herself As she navigates relationships and challenges, from disagreements with her wealthy ex boyfriend expatriate, Harry to the difficulties of learning an unfamiliar culture, she also journeys through delusion, self discovery and accountability.While Carla is not always likeable, Abel s skillfully expressive bold line drawings and revealing dialogue keep the read [...]

    14. Jessica Abel s _La Perdida_ tells the story of Carla, an anglo mexican U.S citizen, who in an aimless sojourn in Mexico city falls into various situations and encounters a variety of people, all of which challenge her custom made American identity After a brief period of successfully or so she thinks acculturating to not only her local community which include Marxist revolutionaries, drug dealers, and ESL students but to Mexican society at large, an international incident occurs which ultimately [...]

    15. This fantastic graphic novel follows the adventures of a young woman named Carla who embarks on a somewhat misguided journey to Mexico in search of her roots While she is half Mexican, Carla quickly discovers that her class and cultural background make it impossible for her to ever truly be accepted and fit in with her Mexican friends Despite this, Carla rejects her ex pat friends and falls in with Memo, a communist pseudo intellectual, and his attractive but dim friend Oscar.Carla s innocence a [...]

    16. Le das unas cuantas rese as aqu , voy a acabar escribiendo sobre algo en lo que no pensaba mientras le a el libro Las dos principales objecciones que recibe son el argumento rocambolesco de la segunda parte estoy de acuerdo y lo mal que cae la protagonista es decir, que es dif cil identificarse con ella a lo cual me sale del alma contestar un simple y qu , no s si con interrogaci n o exclamaci n o ambos.Carla cae fatal Carla se da un aire a Holden Caulfield Es una mujer mexicano americana que no [...]

    17. Okay, so this comic has had a lot of attention and it really is very well done Jessica Abel really captures the nuances of travel you want to have an authentic experience but as a foreigner, you can never truly experience a country like someone native while you may be welcomed in a country, you will not necessarily ever seen as anything than a tourist the fellowship of other travelers can be both comforting and dis assimilating at the same time and yet there is something totally thrilling about [...]

    18. This book is part of my 2016 resolution to read all the books on my shelf that have not been read to this date.I DID NOT enjoy this book at all It took me 10 pages to know that Carla was the most naive Mexican american in the world This book portrays the Mexican culture as one of low life people who are selfish and do not care for anything in the world besides themselves While I do agree that Gringos are treated it different in Latin cultures, I have to disagree in the way Carla was treated She [...]

    19. This might, at first glance, be mistaken for autobiography It feels very natural A young woman, Carla, travels to Mexico City to, well, find herself, as the saying goes She stays with an old boyfriend, who is tolerant at first, until he realizes that she has no intention of leaving Her relationships with the ex boyfriend, Harry, and her new friends in Mexico City slowly play out over the course of this book Some of Carla s choices turn out to not be very smart, and it s the playing out of the re [...]

    20. I really love the concept of this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed the first 1 3 of the book, which was 50% in Spanish It was disappointing when it switched to 100% English I wish the author would have stuck with the 50% English 50% Spanish model, which made the book really unique.I also enjoyed the story at the beginning, but it drastically switched gears in the last half of the book, and turned into a depressing chronicle of drug abuse and dysfunctional relationships This book really wasn t enjo [...]

    21. This is a nicely done graphic novel in a lot of ways and I enjoyed reading it, but it felt like binging on something that I KNOW is bad for me while I enjoyed the artistic style and much of the characterization of the protagonist American Latina gone to Mexico to find her roots , the Mexican culture depicted in its pages felt, especially later in the text, one sided and essentializing even with the occasional in character disclaimer Written by an author not herself Mexican This felt uncomfortabl [...]

    22. 3.49 stars almost, but not quite, enough to round up Overall, I liked it.It s a frustrating story, with a frustrating protagonist, but that s besides the point The story asks a lot of questions about cultural appropriation, and whether it s possible to discard privilege I wish it could ve asked them forcefully, clearly.The art was alright The focus was on the story, not the art, but there were times where the art hindered instead of helped There was never a panel I lingered on.

    23. Love, love, love Her gorgeous, messy, cluttered panels somewhat remind me of Blankets in the best way possible I feel like if I could settle down and live inside a graphic novel, really inhabit the mind world of one of these authors, this is the type I d feel comfortable within I d fit in here Love.

    24. Shoot, here s another Jugs Capes book that I never reviewed This was 18, and I didn t really love it The drawing was great, and the setting was very immersive, but I think I remember the plot being fairly predictable, and the main character being kind of waif y and spineless and hard to root for But it s been awhile since I read it, so I might be way off base.

    25. I loved the art and the way the story developed I was expecting it to be of a meandering autobiography a la Blankets which I also really liked , but appreciated the way the strands of the plot came together.

    26. only half way through but gonna make my notes right now.I am so absorbed and impressed with this book Probably not least because it so well reflects my own experience with living abroad probably going to create some kind of collection for books I ve read that are about the expat experience I am increasingly in awe at how many similarities there are across the different accounts of young people going to live in another country the mistakes and travails and joys honestly I think everyone who has l [...]

    27. La Perdida by Jessica AbelA Review by Cameron DonerRecently, I finished the graphic novel La Perdida by Jessica Abel La Perdida is a mystery crime about an American character named Carla who moves to Mexico illegally to learn about Mexican culture Carla is an American girl who wants to learn about Mexican culture, so she decides to move to Mexico to experience Mexican culture as much as she can This leads to Carla dealing with very bad things such as drugs, fights, kidnappings, and Carla gets i [...]

    28. Che robe brute L ho preso in biblio cos Non avevo mai letto nulla di Jessica Abel e ho in programma di leggere tutto quello che gli scaffali dei fumetti della biblio di PN offrono Inoltre avevo visto Trish Trash 1 Rollergirl of Mars e, visto che parla di pattinaggio, mi aveva incuriosito.Per Dopo aver letto questo non son mica sicura di leggere altri libri della tipa.Carla la nostra protagonista Abbandonata dal padre messicano decide, ad un certo punto, di trasferirsi a Citt del Messico per risc [...]

    29. La Perdida by Jessica AbelA Book Review by Adam WilliamsIf you want to read an action thrilling graphic novel that will make zero sense to you then La Perdida by Jessica Abel is the perfect book for you When reading the book you will get to page 84 and see that everything will be close to normal with some conflict between the main character Carla and another character in the story As you read along the page there is a very bad and random transition from her and another character arguing too rand [...]

    30. Entering into a foreign country as a solo young person can be a profound and personal experience Reading about entering into a foreign country as a solo young person often causes eye rolls and a vague feeling of embarrassment Despite higher ambitions, La Perdida, a story of a Mexican American girl staying in Mexico City for a year, can t past its trappings to get to something deeper.La Perdida is a well, but thinly observed piece of writing, managing to be both sensitive and shallow At its best [...]

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