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Introduction to Luis Fernando's Comixtlán

Priego, E. ORCID: 0000-0003-4418-369X (2020). Introduction to Luis Fernando's Comixtlán. In: Comixtlán. (pp. 6-9). Mexico City, Mexico: Editorial Resistencia.


An introduction to Mexican comic book artist's Luis Fernando's Comixtlán comics compilation first published in 2010. Luis Fernando (Mexico City, 1950), a pioneer of graphic storytelling in his country, perhaps best represents the feel and ethos of the alternative Mexican comics scene in the late twentieth century. His black-and-white comics combine Mexican folkloric iconography and myths with a visual tradition that is deeply rooted in the U.S. and European experimental comics scenes. His human and animal characters, like Edward Gorey’s, are deceptively cute but reveal a darkness infused with the bloodiness of Catholic martyrdom. With its combination of modernity and enlightenment and tragicomic, barbaric violence and injustice, Comixtlán “provides a graphic synthesis of what it is to be Mexican.

Publication Type: Book Section
Additional Information: First edition from 2010; second edition from 2017. Introduction copyright 2010; 2017 Ernesto Priego.
Publisher Keywords: comics; Mexican comics; historieta; Latin American comics; comics studies
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science > Human Computer Interaction Design
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