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A Family Picture: The Art and Words of LA FAMILIA MEXICANA

A Family Picture: The Art and Words of LA FAMILIA MEXICANA

In one of her poems entitled “Family Reunion,” Sylvia Plath wrote these verses: “A whirpool leers at me, Absorbent as a sponge; I cast off my identity And make the fatal plunge.” This words caught my attention and made me think about how the family, despite our personal opinion, plays an important role in the

The Illusion of Remembering: Enrique Bonet’s LA ARAÑA DEL OLVIDO

La araña del olvido is a graphic novel written by Enrique Bonet and published by Astiberri in 2015. This graphic novel is based on a true story, telling of the journey of Agustín Penón. Penón was an American journalist with a Spanish background, who travels to Spain, to investigate on the death of the poet

The Poetics of Mental Disorders in Modern Graphic Novels

In the last twenty years, comics and graphic novels have become more complex and have developed a language that expresses more about problematic issues such as mental illness. Even though we have many previous references to insanity and the sociopathic in characters like The Joker, in Batman: The Killing Joke, or Rorschach, in Watchmen, these

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