Episode 28: 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago
Comics Deserve Better
Sports month continues on the CDB Podcast with this week's main topic: 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente by Wilfred Santiago which dive's in the interesting life and philanthropy of the Hall of Fame Baseball Player. Darci and Brian also discuss Dead Dog's Bite #1, Virtually Yours, BRZRKR #1, The Incredible Nellie Bly, Proctor Valley Road and a lively discussion about local Cryptids at the end of the episode. Quick correction: Brian had videogames on the brain and accidentally said the name of the co-writer of Proctor Valley Road is "Alex Kidd" when it's actually Alex Child. Brian needs to put his Sega down and pay more attention. Comics Deserve Better is a weekly podcast hosted by Brian and Darci which covers the world of Independent Comics. For a list of episodes, socials and emails, and to request a topic for a future episode please visit comicsdeservebetter.wordpress.com. (Episode artwork by Wilfred Santiago)
Wilfred Santiago’s comic biography of Roberto Clemente is a great look at a specific time in not only baseball, but also touching on mid century american racial and political tones. Wilfred skillfully tackles a range of issues in this great collection. It was a delight to discuss this great book with him.
iFanboy: Don't Miss #57 - 21 - The Story of Roberto Clemente with Wilfred Santiago
iFanboy: Don't Miss - Comic Books Podcast
March 14, 2011 - Roberto Clemente was one of the most electrifying baseball players in the history of the sport. In the pages of 21 - The Story of Roberto Clemente, we see how he was raised by a loving family in the relative poverty of Puerto Rico and how that upbringing would shape the man who would become a sports icon. With the civil rights movement and political unrest as the backdrop, 21 is much more than the story of an athlete. Listen in as creator Wilfred Santiago discusses how he brought the story to graphic novel form.