This week the Disney Corporation planned to trademark one of the most beloved Mexican holidays, Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Their plans were derailed by thousands and thousands of outraged people in social media, and me.
Thanks to the urging of those on Facebook and Twitter, I was moved to create a visual response to the Disney desmadre and PR disaster by drawing “Muerto Mouse,” a fictional movie poster that captures that company’s disastrous attempt to claim trademarks for the day we remember our dead relatives and ancestors. (The holiday only has origins from around five to ten thousand years ago, give or take a thousand years) Muerto Mouse, a giant calavera mouse, is depicted destroying a city in his quest to “trademark your cultura.”
Due to further popular demand, and coverage by Pocho.com, the Guardian UK, CNN, FOX, NBCLatino, CBS, you name it, (this image went viral like crazy!) I am making prints available for sale here, signed by the artist hisself! The 12″ x 18″ prints are glossy and sturdy, and are only $20 each, plus $5.95 for shipping and handling.
It will take me at least a week or two to get them out to you via USPS, have patience, I am a one-man band here. Please click on the Paypal Shopping Cart button and follow the instructions.