A.Y. Jalisco

Created by Carlos Trillo & Eduardo Risso

Chicanos follows Jalisco, an unattractive, short Mexican woman who follows her dream of becoming a private eye in the U.S., all while trying to stay one step ahead of the bad luck which inevitably follows her.

The smash European series Chicanos continues on these shores with this second volume of an ongoing series recounting the misadventures of A.Y. Jalisco, Private Detective. Penned by Carlos Trillo and featuring art by fan favorite Eduardo Risso (100 Bullets), Chicanos follows Jalisco, an unattractive, short Mexican woman who follows her dream of becoming a private eye in the U.S. while trying to stay one step ahead of the bad luck which inevitably follows her.

The short, pudgy, unattractive chicana works a dangerous, dingy beat in New York City. A conspicuous lack of glamour works to Jaliscoís advantage as she slips by her marks unnoticed. Striving to live out the American dream, Jalisco contends with the lowest of the low in this Chaykin-esque crime noir. Despite the pluralization of the seriesí title, Chicanos focuses primarily on Jalisco.

IDW Publishing brought this alternately dark, humorous and occasionally poignant European title to America featuring the longtime creative duo of Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso. It would be refreshing indeed if more American writers followed Trillo and Rissoís lead by throwing off the self-imposed restrictions on what female leads in comic books can look like.

ó Leland Burrill

First published in Italy and France (1993)]

Anyway, A.Y. Jalisco is a Private Investigator in New York with the WORST luck in the world.
She tries to save her friend from dating a serial killer, but she ends up as possible victim. In another case she helps a mob boss to reunite with his mother, but she ends persecuted by the police and the District Attorney (her love interest)†




Hopes and dreams of love and wealth that disappear very fast. You donít know if you should cry or laugh at the situations.
Although, the story sometimes plays the stereotypes too much. Like the dinner ìThe jumping beanî (The creators are from Argentina and if you think is the same thing, it would be like saying England and Australia are the same because they speak english)
Art in black and white by Eduardo Risso. With his unique sequential panels and distinctive characters, like the very curious looking A.Y. Jalisco.†

COMICS

  • CHICANOS
    (2005-06, IDW)
    B&W
    32 pages
    Written by Carlos Trillo
    Art by Eduardo Risso
    Translated into English by Gretzel Rivero Ivanek.

COLLECTIONS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

  • CHICANOS: VOLUME 1...Buy this book
    (2006, IDW)
    B&W
    192 pages
    Written by Carlos Trillo
    Art by Eduardo Risso
    Translated into English by Gretzel Rivero Ivanek

Collects first eight issues.

  • CHICANOS: VOLUME 2...Buy this book
    (2006, IDW)
    B&W
    192 pages
    Written by Carlos Trillo
    Art by Eduardo Risso
    Translated into English by Gretzel Rivero Ivanek

Collects issues 9-16.

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