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La Santa Madre Tamalera

Skulls under a plate of tamales being stabbed by a knife with blood running over the tamales

Don’t let her age fool you. La Santa Madre Tamalera is cooking up trouble. This graphic comic is based on a 666 line epic poem that is anything but ordinary. The first half is all comic. The second half is the poem itself. Perez has created a new horror masterpiece.

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Meet the Author

Juan Manuel Pérez, a Mexican-American poet of indigenous descent. He is the 2021 Horror Authors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award Winner. ​Juan is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association Diversity Grant (2021) and the Poet Laureate for Corpus Christi, Texas (2019-2020).

He is the author of Thirty Years Ago: Life And The First Gulf War (2023), Another Menudo Sunday (2007), O’ Dark Heaven: A Response to Suzette Haden Elgin’s Definition of Horror (2009), WUI: Written Under the Influence of Trinidad Sanchez, Jr. (2011), Live From La Pryor: The Poetry of Juan Manuel Perez: A Zavala Country Native Son, Volume 1 (2014), and more.

Along with his wife Malia, he is the co-founder of The House of the Fighting Chupacabra Press.

He is the 2011-2012 San Antonio Poets Association Poet Laureate and the Lone Star State’s only EL Chupacabras Poet Laureate (For Life).

Juan is a ten-year Navy Corpsman/Combat Marine Medic with experience in the 1991 Persian Gulf War (Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Desert Calm) with the 2nd Marines and the 1992 Hurricane Andrew Relief Marine Air Group Task Force.

Meet the Artist

Paul Kortjohn is an underground cartoonist living in southern England, his work is comedic, violent, and sometimes painfully stupid. More comix and art @pkortjohncomix on instagram

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