Inspired by Aztec history and Japanese anime, Pedro Larez brings to life the adventures of the Aztec gods through “Aztectopia,” a comic book. Gerald A. Padilla, the translator of the comic book, will present these adventures during the Sunday Speaker Series presentation, “Aztectopia: The Adventures of the Aztec Gods,” April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Museum of South Texas History.

This presentation will include the influence Aztec history and legends have had in South Texas and northeastern Mexico. Copies of the comic book will be available for purchase in the Museum Store following the presentation.

Padilla is a publisher, translator, educator and cultural promoter. He has worked closely with the community of the Rio Grande Valley to promote Latin American Culture and Mesoamerican Culture. He is the co-founder of the Festival Internacional de Poesía Latinoamericana (FeIPoL) in McAllen and the co-founder of Jade Publishing, which distributes “Aztectopia” in the United States. Jade Publishing is a new American publishing company dedicated to the promotion of Latin American literature.

Sunday Speaker Series is included in the fee for regular museum admission. FRIENDS of the Museum are admitted free as a benefit of FRIENDship.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Carmen C. Guerra Endowment. Mrs. Guerra was deeply committed to supporting educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley. This named endowment was created at the museum by her family to honor her memory and to continue her commitment to providing opportunities for education to the community.