Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush is a 60 page full-color graphic novel. The story by Luis Alberto Urrea first appeared in a collection of his short stories called Six Kinds of Sky. I worked with Cinco Puntos Press to transform Luis’ amazing writing into a visual narrative. The fictional story is set in the town of Rosario in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. During the visual research phase of my work I traveled there to see the landscape, architecture and people of the town that Luis visited as a boy to spend time with his father’s family. It was well worth the trip and I think that it enriched the images that you see in the book.