By Jorge Catala Carrasco,Paulo Drinot,James Scorer

Latin American comics and image novels have a distinct heritage of addressing debatable political, cultural, and social matters. This quantity offers new views on how comics on and from Latin the US either view and show reminiscence formation on significant ancient occasions and methods. The individuals, from numerous disciplines together with literary thought, cultural stories, and heritage, discover subject matters together with nationwide identification building, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the development of progressive traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence. The chapters provide a historical past background of comics and photo novels within the zone, and survey a variety of nations and artists corresponding to Joaquín Salvador Lavado (a.k.a Quino), Héctor G. Oesterheld, and Juan Acevedo. in addition they spotlight the original skill of this artwork and literary shape to succinctly render reminiscence. In sum, this quantity bargains in-depth research of an understudied, but key literary style in Latin American reminiscence stories and records the basic position of comics throughout the transition from dictatorship to democracy.

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