Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913), a Mexican graphic artist, lived during one of Mexico's most chaotic times. The graphic illustrations he produced for the 'broadsheets', the tabloids of the day, distributed on the streets of Mexico City became icons of Revolutionary Mexico, portraying murder, suicides, robberies, and disasters endured by the citizens, especially the Mestizo, of Mexico City.
Patrick Frank is an adjunct faculty member in the visual and public art department at California State University, Monterey Bay. He is also author of Los Artistas del Pueblo: Prints and Workers' Culture in Buenos Aires (UNMP). His recent scholarly work has focused on Latin American graphic arts.