Cuba: My Revolution

Cuba: My Revolution
Cuba My Revolution cover.jpg
Cover to graphic novel.
DateSeptember 2010
Page count144 pages
Creative team
WritersInverna Lockpez
ArtistsDean Haspiel
ColouristsJose Villarubia
Original publication
Published inSeptember 14, 2010

Cuba: My Revolution is a semiautobiographical graphic novel written by Inverna Lockpez with art by Dean Haspiel and colours by Jose Villarubia. It was published by DC Comics imprint Vertigo.[1]


The story is set in Cuba in 1959, when 17-year old medical student Sonya dreams of becoming a painter.[2] Encouraged by the ideals of the Cuban Revolution she joins the militia and is sent to the Bay of Pigs, where she's imprisoned and tortured by her own comrades.[2] She returns home, but discovers her opinions are not in line with Fidel Castro's regime.


Cuba: My Revolution was covered by, among others, NPR's Tell Me More,[3] the New York Post,[4] and Graphic Novel Reporter.[5]


  1. ^ "Vertigo | CUBA: MY REVOLUTION". Archived from the original on 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  2. ^ a b Keyes, Allison (November 24, 2010). "Graphic Novel Tells Grim Story Of Cuban Revolution". Tell Me More. NPR. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Keyes, Alison. "Graphic Novel Tells Grim Story Of Cuban Revolution", NPR website (Nov. 24, 2010).
  4. ^ Deliso, Meredith. "Haspiel takes on Castro in Lockpez's bittersweet revolution memoir", Archived 2010-11-26 at the Wayback Machine New York Post (Sept. 29, 2010).
  5. ^ Hogan, John. "Inverna Lockpez's Cuba: Remembering a Revolution", Archived 2013-01-15 at the Wayback Machine Graphic Novel Reporter. Accessed June 13, 2013.

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