Low + Slow - Illustrations by Raúl the Third
A new exhibition just for little cartoonists, color lovers and candid story tellers.
March 1–May 27
Introducing “Low + Slow,” our newest exhibition featuring original illustrations from the popular Lowriders comic book series and the much anticipated ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market! by award-winning author and illustrator Raúl The Third. Created with simple Bic ballpoint pens, Raúl’s vibrant and playful illustrations celebrate childhood literature and the Latino cultural experience. We are thrilled that this exhibition coincides with the release of Raúl’s first authorial project, ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market!, a bilingual comic book chronicling the bustling market life of a border town.
Raúl’s vibrant illustrations provide so many wonderful learning opportunities for artists of all ages. MinniArtists will be viewing this exhibition all spring long to learn about storytelling in visual art and basic art elements used in Raúl’s work, such as line, repetition and color.
Stop by Minni for a book signing with Raúl on May 3, 5–8pm, and join us for Minni ComicShop on May 5, 10–11:30am, for a book reading of ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market! by Raúl The Third himself and a guided lesson in comic art.
About Raúl the Third
Raúl the Third is an award-winning illustrator and author living in Boston, MA. His work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Using only Bic ballpoint pens Raúl has created four graphic novels with author Cathy Camper for their award winning Lowriders series which includes Lowriders in Space, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, Lowriders Blast from the Past and the forthcoming Lowriders to the Rescue. Most recently Raúl completed his first authorial project ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market! colored by Elaine Bay. In 2017 Raúl the Third was awarded the prestigious Pura Belpre award which is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.