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Cartooning in Latin America (John Lent)

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Code: 1-57273-561-9

Title: Cartooning in Latin America
Editor(s): John Lent
Publish Date: 2005
Pages: 396
Format: Paper
Cartoons and comics have played important roles in the political and social processes of Latin American for more than a century. This book coalesces, for the first time in one volume, aspects of comic art of the entire region, capturing historical backgrounds, documenting trends, problems and situations of comic art in contemporary settings; and profiling cartoonists, comics characters, titles, and genres.

Ten countries of Central and South America and Spanish Caribbean are dealt with in separate chapters. Comic art forms/media that are subjects of chapters are animation, caricature, comic books, comic strips, humor magazines, and political cartoons. Approaches include historical and contemporary overviews, cartoonist profiles, and comic/cartoon character analyses. Authors of the chapters represent some of the most knowledgeable individuals in Latin American comic art.

Contents: Latin American Comic Art: An Overview , John A. Lent. Argentine Comics: History, AndrΘs Accorsi. Argentine Comics Today: A ForeignerĘs Perspective, Jeff Williams. Oesterheld, The Literacy Voice of Argentine Comics, Ana Merino.ōInodoro Pereyra,ö a ōGauchoö in the Pampa of Paper and Ink, Ana Merino. ChildrenĘs Comics in Brazil: From Chiquinho to M⌠nica, a Difficult Journey, Waldomiro C.S. Vergueiro. Brazilian Adult Comics: The Age of Market, Nadilson Manoel da Silva. Brazilian Superheroes in Search of Their Own Identities, Waldomiro C.S. Vergueiro. Brazilian Pornographic Comics: Eroticism in the World of Carlos ZΘfiro. Waldomiro C.S. Vergueiro. The Comic Book in a ōRevolutionary Processö: Chile in 1973, David Kunzle. ChileĘs La Firme versus ITT, David Zunzle. ChileĘs Pepo, Much More Than a Condorito, Jorge Montealegre Iturra. Vignette: El Condor Pasa (The Passage of the Condor). Comics Production in Colombia, Daniel Rabanal. Vignette: Comic Art in Colombia: A Short Historical Journey. Cuban Political, Social Commentary Cartoons, John A. Lent. Parallel Lives: A History of Comics and Animated Cartoons in Cuba, Dario Mogno. Always the Other One: Salom≤n Caridad Blanco de la Cruz. Dawn, Noon, and Dusk of a Tumultuous Narrative: The Evolution of Mexican Comic Art, Armando Bartra. R≤ger SßnchezĘs ōHumor Er≤ticoö and the Semana C≤mica: A Sexual Revolution in Sandinista Nicaragua?, David Kunzle. Peruvian Comics: The Early Years, Mario Lucioni. Conversations with Three Peruvian Cartoonists, John A. Lent and Teresa Archambeault. Cartooning in Uruguay: A Short History, Daniel Puch. (Mis)fortune in a High Barren Plain: A Personal View of Comic Art in Uruguay, Carlos M. Federici. VenezuelaĘs Alonso and the Art of Leaving it All to Art, Gisela Gil-Egui . Author Index. Subject Index.

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