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11-16-08 Viva Calaca!!

Posted by Sean on November 16, 2008

Funny you should mention Grim Fangango, Shanoah. That’s probably the only LucasArts graphic adventure that I’ve ever played (as opposed to some people I could mention, who’ve probably burned through the company’s whole catalog).

Anyway, according to Wikipedia (so you know it’s wrong), the character designs in Grim Fandango are based on Mexican calacas, which you see most often around the Day of the Dead (Nov. 1 and 2). Even if you’re not Mexican, you’ve probably seen them before; they show up occasionally in pop culture (pop up in pop, if you will). One of the latest is 2008’s Viva Calaca!! by Ritxi Ostáriz, with music by goth artist/musician Voltaire.

Courtesy of rtxcite.

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