Latin America posts

The Co(s)mic Race: Blackface in Comics South of the Border (Part II)

Posted by on February 26th, 2011 at 5:47 AM

As I was writing my column on black face in Latin American comics last week, I came upon some old copies of another historieta on the street that prominently featured black characters, called Fuego, produced by the same publishing house …

The Co(s)mic Race: Blackface in Comics South of the Border (Part 1)

Posted by on February 17th, 2011 at 7:15 AM

When talking about his character Ebony White, Will Eisner – creator of The Spirit – claimed he used racial stereotypes, but didn´t exploit them.  It´s a strange distinction to make – and may even border on circular reasoning -, but …

Brazilian Comic Artist Luiz Sá Remembered

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011 at 6:04 AM

An interview with Brazilian comic artist Luiz Sá was rescued from obscurity by blogs Quadrinhos and HQ Memoria .

Luiz Sá was the creator of some of Brazil’s most popular national comic figures, Reco-Reco, Bolao e Azeitona in a strip …

Colombian Homages to Harvey Pekar

Posted by on January 28th, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Thanks in great part to the film American Splendor, Harvey Pekar has became something of an international superstar, with admirers all around the globe, including Colombia.

In a round-up of Colombian comics in 2010, comic artist and journalist Pablo

New Issue of Argentine Comic Mag Fierro Hits Stands

Posted by on January 24th, 2011 at 3:02 AM

This weekend the Argentine comic magazine Fierro – something like a mix between Drawn and Quarterly and Heavy Metal – was released.  Issue 51 of Fierro features work by comic artists, Max AguirreRodrigo TerranovaPablo Fayó, …

Argentine Classic Adapted Into Comic

Posted by on January 18th, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Argentine writer David Viñas’ novel Los dueños de la tierra has gone comic, some fifty years after its release.  Illustrator Dante Ginevra, alongside Juan Carlos Kreime re-imagine the fictional account of Argentina´s colonization of the then sparsely populated Patagonia.  …