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Artist: Ana Lucia Gelabert

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Ana Lucia Gelabert takes full responsibility for the content and images in her work. Additional episodes of Connie and Vato are available for publication and exhibition. Please contact lois@realcostofprisons.org for more information.

This biography was written on February 27, 2008, by Ana Lucia Gelabert who requested we post it on this page.

Ana Lucia Gelabert is a U.S. citizen of Cuban national origin. Born in 1938 in Central Cuba, she came to the U.S. for the last time in 1961 and has been in a Texas prison since 1984, serving 2 life sentences, concurrent and "non-aggravated" after an incident with Houston police in which only she was injured. TDCJ estimated her parole release date in 1992---yes, that was 16 years ago. Root cause of her offense was the State of Texas trying, and succeeding, to strip her of parental rights to her own 3 children. To this day, Gelabert vows that if it happened all over again today, still she would fight her children regardless of cost of consequences. She tries to answer all mail sent to her to the address below. Also, the comics posted here she does entirely for free and not charging a cent.

Ana Lucia Gelabert died in prison in 2013.



Taking Back America


Connie and Vato Vol. 11:
Vernichtungslager

(5 pages)


Connie and Vato Vol. 1:
Connie Convicta and Vato Emiliano

(3 pages)



Connie and Vato Vol. 12:
Today at the Hughes Unit Chapel

(4 pages)


Connie and Vato Vol. 2:
Presenting convict Teresa Washington

(2 pages)


Connie and Vato Vol. 15:
Speaking Truth to Power

(4 pages)



Connie and Vato Vol. 3:
Texas is an oil state

(2 pages)


Connie and Vato Vol. 16:
Speaking Truth to Power, Part 2

(3 pages)


Connie and Vato Vol. 4:
Enter offender Teresa Washington

(2 pages)



Draw Connie


Connie and Vato Vol. 5:
Bodily separated, Vato and Connie are
warehoused in the same Texas prison town

(3 pages)


Connie and Vato Vol. 6:
Live from TDCJ's Hughes unit

(3 pages)



Connie and Vato Vol. 7:
TDCJ's Food Service Division: Chez TDCJ

(3 pages)


Connie and Vato Vol. 8:
Come meet the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

(2 pages)


Connie and Vato Vol. 9:
T.D.C.J. Empire

(3 pages)



Connie and Vato Vol. 10:
Goodhair the Magnificent

(4 pages)

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