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E.C.-Dukes (a.k.a. Dr. Elvira Carrizal-Dukes) is a Xicana writer from Chaparral, New Mexico. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film from Columbia University in the City of New York, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Journalism and Chicano Studies and a minor in Theatre Arts. Dr. Dukes writes comics, graphic novels, screenplays, plays for theatre production, and academic scholarship. She is an educator, teaching artist, and filmmaker. To learn more about Dr. Dukes' work, visit her online portfolio at: https://ecdukes.wixsite.com/multimedia-portfolio
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Daizee & the DUKES of Chuco
Chuco- Juárez World Rally
by E. C.-Dukes

Overview


Daizee and her inventive cousins race to save the environment from pollutants and the corrupt power industries.
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Description


Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally is DUKEScomics' second graphic novel. In this illustrated story, Daizee and her inventive cousins race to save the environment from pollutants and the corrupt oil and gas industries. Our Latina engineer shero has developed a power generating device, using nuclear fusion, that will cripple the oil and power industry. However, this tight knit family breaks all the rules to get their technology to the people of Chuco on the backs of their high-tech cars including the infamous General Z named after Mexican Revolution General Emiliano Zapata. One final race is one final chance to live long enough to fulfill a promise and change the world forever, Chuco style. But local law enforcement has deemed Daizee and the Dukes' family outlaws. Will they win the Chuco-Juárez World Rally and destroy big industry? This all-new graphic novel adventure takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border in the futuristic city of Chuco built on the remnants of what we now know of as El Paso, Texas. This graphic novel by DUKEScomics is available in English, Japanese, and Spanish with other languages coming soon. The first multilingual graphic novel opus by DUKEScomics, A.W.O.L.: Cruz Ochoa (a.k.a. A.W.O.L.), successfully debuted at Tokyo Comic Con and has since been sold in Japan. Their second graphic novel, Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally, will be debuting at FAN EXPO Portland 2023. The DUKEScomics' team teaches comics and illustration at the El Paso Museum of Art as well as create comics for the Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter in conjunction with a partnership with university professors to produce workshops for caregivers to reduce stress and promote relaxation through journaling and doodling. This work was documented in a published article by the Community Literacy Journal. Dr. E.C.-Dukes is an Emmy award winning filmmaker and published author. Ronnie Dukes is a published artist and alumni of Chicago's Gallery 37 and proud husband to Dr. E.C.-Dukes. This dynamic duo in comics is excited to serve up a sci-fi southwest unlike anything you've ever seen before with their new graphic novel, Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally. This speculative fiction adventure is a look into tomorrow for the southwest. The art and environments are inspired by existing plans for the modernization of El Paso, Texas, giving us a possible glimpse into the future. Visit DUKEScomics.com for free web comics, 3D Zines and to access our workshops. For more on DUKEScomics and Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally, join our mailing list for periodic news and art exclusives.
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Overview


Daizee and her inventive cousins race to save the environment from pollutants and the corrupt power industries.

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Description


Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally is DUKEScomics' second graphic novel. In this illustrated story, Daizee and her inventive cousins race to save the environment from pollutants and the corrupt oil and gas industries. Our Latina engineer shero has developed a power generating device, using nuclear fusion, that will cripple the oil and power industry. However, this tight knit family breaks all the rules to get their technology to the people of Chuco on the backs of their high-tech cars including the infamous General Z named after Mexican Revolution General Emiliano Zapata. One final race is one final chance to live long enough to fulfill a promise and change the world forever, Chuco style. But local law enforcement has deemed Daizee and the Dukes' family outlaws. Will they win the Chuco-Juárez World Rally and destroy big industry? This all-new graphic novel adventure takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border in the futuristic city of Chuco built on the remnants of what we now know of as El Paso, Texas. This graphic novel by DUKEScomics is available in English, Japanese, and Spanish with other languages coming soon. The first multilingual graphic novel opus by DUKEScomics, A.W.O.L.: Cruz Ochoa (a.k.a. A.W.O.L.), successfully debuted at Tokyo Comic Con and has since been sold in Japan. Their second graphic novel, Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally, will be debuting at FAN EXPO Portland 2023. The DUKEScomics' team teaches comics and illustration at the El Paso Museum of Art as well as create comics for the Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter in conjunction with a partnership with university professors to produce workshops for caregivers to reduce stress and promote relaxation through journaling and doodling. This work was documented in a published article by the Community Literacy Journal. Dr. E.C.-Dukes is an Emmy award winning filmmaker and published author. Ronnie Dukes is a published artist and alumni of Chicago's Gallery 37 and proud husband to Dr. E.C.-Dukes. This dynamic duo in comics is excited to serve up a sci-fi southwest unlike anything you've ever seen before with their new graphic novel, Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally. This speculative fiction adventure is a look into tomorrow for the southwest. The art and environments are inspired by existing plans for the modernization of El Paso, Texas, giving us a possible glimpse into the future. Visit DUKEScomics.com for free web comics, 3D Zines and to access our workshops. For more on DUKEScomics and Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally, join our mailing list for periodic news and art exclusives.

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Book details

Genre:YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Subgenre:Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga

Age Range (years):13 and up

Language:English

Pages:92

Paperback ISBN:9781667891125


Overview


Daizee and her inventive cousins race to save the environment from pollutants and the corrupt power industries.

Read more

Description


Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally is DUKEScomics' second graphic novel. In this illustrated story, Daizee and her inventive cousins race to save the environment from pollutants and the corrupt oil and gas industries. Our Latina engineer shero has developed a power generating device, using nuclear fusion, that will cripple the oil and power industry. However, this tight knit family breaks all the rules to get their technology to the people of Chuco on the backs of their high-tech cars including the infamous General Z named after Mexican Revolution General Emiliano Zapata. One final race is one final chance to live long enough to fulfill a promise and change the world forever, Chuco style. But local law enforcement has deemed Daizee and the Dukes' family outlaws. Will they win the Chuco-Juárez World Rally and destroy big industry? This all-new graphic novel adventure takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border in the futuristic city of Chuco built on the remnants of what we now know of as El Paso, Texas. This graphic novel by DUKEScomics is available in English, Japanese, and Spanish with other languages coming soon. The first multilingual graphic novel opus by DUKEScomics, A.W.O.L.: Cruz Ochoa (a.k.a. A.W.O.L.), successfully debuted at Tokyo Comic Con and has since been sold in Japan. Their second graphic novel, Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally, will be debuting at FAN EXPO Portland 2023. The DUKEScomics' team teaches comics and illustration at the El Paso Museum of Art as well as create comics for the Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter in conjunction with a partnership with university professors to produce workshops for caregivers to reduce stress and promote relaxation through journaling and doodling. This work was documented in a published article by the Community Literacy Journal. Dr. E.C.-Dukes is an Emmy award winning filmmaker and published author. Ronnie Dukes is a published artist and alumni of Chicago's Gallery 37 and proud husband to Dr. E.C.-Dukes. This dynamic duo in comics is excited to serve up a sci-fi southwest unlike anything you've ever seen before with their new graphic novel, Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally. This speculative fiction adventure is a look into tomorrow for the southwest. The art and environments are inspired by existing plans for the modernization of El Paso, Texas, giving us a possible glimpse into the future. Visit DUKEScomics.com for free web comics, 3D Zines and to access our workshops. For more on DUKEScomics and Daizee and the Dukes of Chuco: Chuco-Juárez World Rally, join our mailing list for periodic news and art exclusives.

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About the author


E.C.-Dukes (a.k.a. Dr. Elvira Carrizal-Dukes) is a Xicana writer from Chaparral, New Mexico. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Texas at El Paso, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film from Columbia University in the City of New York, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Journalism and Chicano Studies and a minor in Theatre Arts. Dr. Dukes writes comics, graphic novels, screenplays, plays for theatre production, and academic scholarship. She is an educator, teaching artist, and filmmaker. To learn more about Dr. Dukes' work, visit her online portfolio at: https://ecdukes.wixsite.com/multimedia-portfolio

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Margie
Must Read I got this book at the Latinx Visions: Speculative Worlds in Latinx Art, Literature, and Performance Conference where the author gave a presentation and brief reading. The book is smart and timely. Set against the backdrop of the U.S-Mexico borderlands, the novel balances themes of family, tradition, and corruption with the future possibilities of environmental technologies. Carefully crafting the larger issues at stake in the borderlands, this is a must read not only for fans of graphic novels, but for those interested in environmentalism, borderlands, and Latinx/Chicanx Studies. Read more
Caroline
Thumbs up! Enjoyed the book, from the graphics to the diverse characters. As a native of El Paso I liked the futuristic depiction of the city and the surrounding areas. I would recommend it, especially for K-12 readers. Read more
Uwe
Very fun story to read I've got my hands on this comic at the Leipzig book fair from the author and artist and had a nice talk with them. I liked the setting of the story and the art style and it gave me some nice reading hours in the evening. Read more