From the moment Fidel Castro captures Havana in 1959, 17 year old Sonya believes in the promise of the Cuban Revolution. A medical student with aspirations of becoming a painter, she joins the militia and finds herself caught between idealism and ideology.
As a volunteer medic at the Bay of Pigs, she’s imprisoned and tortured by her own comrades. Physically and emotionally scarred upon returning home, Sonya searches for fulfillment in art. But when she realizes that none of her efforts, by gun or brush, fall in line with Castro’s regime, Sonya must make agonizing choices between her family, her lover and her beloved country.
Inspired by the true experiences of first-time author and Havana born artist Inverna Lockpez, with stunning art by Eisner Award nominated Dean Haspiel and a gorgeous red and black palette created by colorist Jose Villarrubia, CUBA: My Revolution (to be published this September) is sure to get people talking.