Earlier today, the New York Times revealed a secret project I’ve been sitting on for the last several months. I had the pleasure to serve as an Assistant Editor on Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico, an anthology produced by La Borinqueña creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez. On the sixth month anniversary of Hurricane Maria, it was announced that the publication of Ricanstruction will benefit ongoing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
In an exclusive statement to The Nerds of Color, Muñoz said:
“As a comic book fan I have to say this experience has been, in the fullest sense, awesome. I can check this off my bucket list! I’m extremely grateful to have been asked to participate. After weeks of not being able to communicate with family in Puerto Rico after the hurricanes left me feeling helpless and desperate to do anything I could to try and help. It was clear the devastating impact would mean recovery would take months, if not longer, and knowing this comic would be released at a later time felt like investing in something that would provide vital assistance further down the road to recovery for Puerto Rico. Grateful for this project and its purpose.”