Duncan Tonatiuh – Mexican Wrestling meets Where the Wild Things

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This is an image of a picture book I recently put together called Kid Salvaje -salvaje is Spanish for wild. It is my Lucha Libre take on Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are.

There ar many great re-interpretations of classics. Romeo and Juliet have West Side Story. The Oddyssey has Joyce’s Ulysses. Therefore I gave a shot at re-interpreting a classic too, and perhaps the best picture book of all times.

To read a review of the book visit 100 Scope Notes and to see more images of it visit my blog: duncantonatiuh.wordpress.com


I am an author and illustrator. I spend part of the year in my hometown San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and part of the year in New York City. I hand draw and collage digitally. I am very much influenced by the Pre-Columbian art of ancient Mexico. My first picture book Dear Primo, a letter to my cousin was published by H N Abrams in the spring of 2010.

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