Author Archives: Carolina González Alvarado

Breaking Boundaries with CUERVO ELÉCTRICO

Breaking Boundaries with CUERVO ELÉCTRICO

In a world where the Internet has been exceeded and technology has a decisive influence in human behaviour, in a place not very different from our world, a heroine emerges. Gaby, better known as Cuervo eléctrico, is a woman who can find information in the most hidden places of Nervo, a gigantic network. Nervo once

Instants, Musical Notes, and the Colours of SALON DESTINO

Everyone wants to be loved. Everyone wants to feel that fire that burns our emotions and makes us feel unique, the owners of a great treasure. And for a moment, we really have a treasure: an instant where we feel that the whole world lies in our lover’s arms, that brief moment where time avoids

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

An Indomitable Imagination: EL TRÍPTICO DE LOS ENCANTADOS

When someone asks us to picture a garden, inevitably we begin to work our imagination. We picture in our minds the texture of the leaves, the colors of the flowers, and maybe some birds flying around. But what happens when we see something that disrupts our imagination? Not all pictures show everything clearly. On the

Comics with a Spanish Accent: the 34th Barcelona Comic and Manga Fair

The 34th edition of the Barcelona Comic and Manga Fair took place May 5-8 in Barcelona, Spain. This fair is one of the most important and biggest events about comics in Europe and this year’s edition was particularly interesting. This year, the event hosted international guests like Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Cyril Pedrosa, and Zerocalcare

Writing Images and Drawing Words in DIARO DE UNA TOMA

Considering how volatile and intricate the visual arts can be nowadays, we cannot claim that there is only one way to express an idea, a story, or even a feeling in visual language. Even so, it is rare to find works that really experiment with the possibilities of the visual language. That is why discovering

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