Name a nationally syndicated comic strip with a multicultural cast of characters.
There aren’t many, but “Baldo” is one of them.
Hector Canú, who lives in Dallas and graduated from Skyline High School, created the strip with Carlos Castellanos in 2000, and since then, they’ve used humor to address serious topics including death, diabetes and immigration.
Cantú leads a panel discussion about “creating characters of color and culture as well as the artists’ responsibility in expanding the literary canon by including these characters that will resonate with multicultural audiences,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Bishop Arts Theatre Center.
Ariana Cook of Cara Mía Theatre and novelist Manny Martinez will join the discussion, and all three will offer theatrical readings on their work.
Tickets cost $18.