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Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America

by James Scorer

Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America

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Book Description

Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America is a cutting-edge study of the expanding worlds of Latin American comics. Despite lack of funding and institutional support, not since the mid-twentieth century have comics in the region been so dynamic, so diverse and so engaged with pressing social and cultural issues. Comics are being used as essential tools in debates about, for example, digital cultures, gender identities and political disenfranchisement.

Rather than analysing the current boom in comics by focusing just on the printed text, however, this book looks at diverse manifestations of comics 'beyond the page'. Contributors explore digital comics and social media networks; comics as graffiti and stencil art in public spaces; comics as a tool for teaching architecture or processing social trauma; and the consumption and publishing of comics as forms of shaping national, social and political identities.

Bringing together authors from across Latin America and beyond, and covering examples from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay, the book sets out a panoramic vision of Latin American comics, whether in terms of scholarly contribution, geographical diversity or interdisciplinary methodologies.

Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America demonstrates the importance of studying how comics circulate in all manner of ways beyond print media. It also reminds us of the need to think about the creative role of comics in societies with less established comics markets than in Europe, the US and Asia.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). You can download Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America ebook for free in PDF format (40.3 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Latin American Comics Beyond the Page
Chapter 2
El Volcán: Forging Global Comics Cultures through Alliances, Networks and Self-Branding
Chapter 3
From the Golden Age to Independent Publishing: Mass Culture, Popular Culture and National Imaginaries in the History of Argentine Comics
Chapter 4
The Comics Scene in Colombian Cities
Chapter 5
The Authors of Contracultura Publishing, Self-Portrayal and the Graphic Novel
Chapter 6
Expanded Visual Experiences and the Expressive Possibilities of the Digital Comic in the Work of Alejandra Gámez
Chapter 7
Autographic Selfies: Digital Comics, Social Media and Networked Photography
Chapter 8
Comics on the Walls: The Zé Ninguém Street Comics and the Experience of the Outsider View of Rio de Janeiro
Chapter 9
'The Nestornaut', or How a President Becomes a Comic Superhero
Chapter 10
Comics and Teaching Architecture in Uruguay
Chapter 11
Preguntas sin respuestas: Notes on Teaching the Armed Conflict in Perú

Book Details

Comics Beyond the Page in Latin America
UCL Press
ISBN13 Digital
ISBN10 Digital
PDF Size
40.3 MB

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