EL VIAJE MAS CARO/THE MOST COSTLY JOURNEY, CARTOONING AS A MEANS TO MITIGATE ISOLATION AND DESPAIR AMONG LATIN AMERICAN MIGRANT WORKERS ON VERMONT DAIRY FARMS.
El viaje mas caro is an ethnographically-grounded, applied cartooning project that creates graphic narratives to address mental health issues among Latin American migrant workers on Vermont dairy farms. Due in part to the cultural stigma surrounding open discussion of mental illness, project members sought to develop narrative-based outreach tools. As a culturally-appropriate form of communication in Latin America, particularly for a population with low literacy, cartooning emerged as the perfect medium for indirectly addressing mental health needs through storytelling.
Tags: Andy Kolovos, cartoonstudies, El viaje mas caro, Julia Doucet, Live Free and Draw, Mark Bennett, Mimi's Doughnuts, Slovakia, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, The Most Costly Journey, Visiting Artist