The Lower You Ride, the Cooler You Are

By Hector Cantú

Baldo is the 15-year-old title character in a hilarious new comic, the first nationally syndicated strip to depict a Latino family's lives.This refreshingly hip new collection captures the lifestyle and humor of the country's fastest-growing ethnic group through the adventures of a typical American teenager, who just happens to live a salsa-mix life of mainstream sensibilities and Latino culture. The result is a merry combination of silliness that rings true, whether Baldo and his buddies are dreaming of girls or building the sweetest low-rider car imaginable.