Just WAKE UP! by El Kartun

April 19, 2012 in Books, Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment

I recently found myself in a conversation with a friend I met awhile back. But our lives take turns and we write, publish, promote and then return to our old habits before we start writing again.

Linton Robinson is a very humorous man, but I particularly enjoy how he handles people who are trying to hustle young writers or anyone in general who is passing false information. He gives it to them straight and it’s very entertaining to see some scam artist who thinks he is simply going to pass through, make loads of money from the “fish” in the room and then shuffle off to his next pray. Linton stops them dead in his tracks.  It’s a sight to see.

Linton is the author of such works as Sweet Spot, Imaginary Lines and what I think is his personal favorite, Mexican Slang 101. He is also part of the writing team that recently published Mayan Calendar Girls. A book that can only be described in all its fascination by Linton Robinson himself.

Imagine my surprise when I asked him what he was up to these days and he mentioned Just WAKE UP! by El Kartun.  Often in our world, we plug ourselves when we get a chance. But, that’s Linton for you. He supports authors wholeheartedly and I’m going to follow his lead.

Just WAKE UP!  is a short story that exposes the reality of life in Tijuana, Mexico. From its description, “A haunting little piece that moves from everyday humdrum to the kind of violent ultra-reality more familiar to ‘TJ’ citizens than to Americans and other First World citizens…” Complete with illustrations from the author himself who is an art instructor and newspaper cartoonist, as well as a well-known caricaturist in the Tijuana art world.

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The NOVEL that whispered sweet nothings in the Queen's ear!