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.
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