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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Xavier Garza Papers

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the Xavier Garza Papers, 1999-2009



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Garza, Xavier.
Title: Xavier Garza Papers
Dates: 1999-2009
Creator Abstract: Xavier Garza is an author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. He is the author and illustrator of Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask and Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid.
Content Abstract: The Xavier Garza Papers consist of typescript manuscripts, pencil and ink sketches, acrylic paintings and newspaper and magazine articles related to the Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask and Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid.
Identification: MS 319
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (3 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English and Spanish.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Biographical Note

Xavier Garza was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. He is an author, artist, and storyteller whose work focuses primarily on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. Garza has exhibited his art and performed his stories in venues throughout Texas, Arizona and the state of Washington. Garza lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife and son.

Garza has published his first book, Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys, in 2004. Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask was released in Spring 2005. It won an Honor Book, Américas Award and a STARRED REVIEW from Críticas Magazine. Juan and the Chupacabras followed in 2006. Zulema and the Witch Owl and Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid were both released in September 2008.

Source: Cinco Puntos Press: Xavier Garza, http://www.cincopuntos.com/authors_detail.sstg?id=47

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the Xavier Garza Papers consists of typescript manuscripts, pencil and ink sketches, acrylic paintings and newspaper and magazine articles related toLucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask , Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid, andZulema and the Witch Owl. There are limited materials concerning Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys and Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories.

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Organization of Collection

The materials are organized by title.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Usage Restrictions

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Garza, Xavier.
Subjects
Tales--Texas--Juvenile fiction.
Folklore--Texas--Juvenile fiction.
Heroes--Juvenile fiction.
Mexican Americans--Mexican-American Border Region--Fiction.
Wrestling-Juvenile fiction.
Spanish language materials--Bilingual.
Locations
Mexico City (Mexico)--Juvenile fiction.
Mexican-American Border Region--Juvenile fiction.
Genres/Formats
Acrylic paintings (visual works)
Articles.
Manuscripts for publication.
Preliminary sketches.
Storyboards.
Local Subjects
Art/Artists
Mexican Americans
San Antonio Authors Collection
Writers

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Related Material

The following materials were removed to the University Art Collection: "El Santo," acrylic on canvas; "Loving Pedro Infante," mixed media on wood; and 19 original Lucha Libre book illustrations.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Xavier Garza Papers, MS 319, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Xavier Garza in 3 accessions (Acc. 2009-025; 2011-067; 2012-087).

Processing Information

The materials have been encoded by Nikki Lynn Thomas, Manuscripts Curator. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.

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Inventory of the Collection

 

Xavier Garza Papers

Box
1 Lucha Libre : the Man in the Silver Mask
published book, 2005
Illustrator and editor interaction [sketches], undated
Lucha Libre manuscripts, 1999-2006
Cover evoluation, 1999-2004
Early designs for Carlitos, Man in the Silver Mask and Papa Lupe, undated
Designs for the Rudos in the story [El Cucuy, the Evil Caveman and El Vampiro], undated
Box
OM1 Luche Libre Illustrations - early stages, undated
Luche Libre storyboards, undated
Box
1 Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid
Manuscript, December 2004
Early designs, undated
Early storyboards, undated
Box
OM1 Early designs for Santa Claus, undated
Unused early designs for scenes, undated
Cover designs, undated
Page 1 designs, undated
Page 2 designs, undated
Page 3 designs, undated
Page 4 designs, undated
Page 5 designs, undated
Page 6 designs, undated
Page 7 designs, undated
Page 8 designs, undated
Page 9 designs, undated
Page 10 designs, undated
Page 11 designs, undated
Page 12 designs, undated
Page 14 designs, undated
Page 15 designs, undated
Page 16 designs, undated
Page 17 designs, undated
Box
OM2 Color artwork (18 paintings) and 6 test proofs, undated
Zulema and the Witch Owl
Drafts, undated
Proofs with artwork and publisher's suggestions, August 2007
Zulema designs (pencil sketches)
Grandma and Owl designs (pencil and ink sketches)
Unused sketches
Color artwork for pages 1-14, back cover (16)
Color artwork of Grandmother morphing into Witch Owl (12 dividers with 12 items)
Color Storyboards (6)
Pencil Storyboards (33)
Creepy Creatures and Other Cucuys
Ink storyboards/artwork (18)
Color storyboards/artwork (18)
Kid Cyclone Fights the Devil and Other Stories
Cover
Box
1 Newspaper and magazine articles, 1998-2005

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