02/08/2017

Juan José con un poquito sobre: Sirio de Martín López Lam; talleres en #GRAFBCN2017; Chicks on Comics’s full slate of programming; VRDR Scarlet Witch Preview; Inés Estrada’s Alienation 3; La Hora del Bocadillo; La Polola Podcast; Hits with Tits talk posters.


Sirio – Martín López Lam (Fulgencio Pimentel – 2016)

I’ve been looking for a gripping work of comics poetics that can hold a candle to the winds of narrative… The wait is over. Sirio is here.

Sirio - Martín López Lam (Fulgencio Pimentel - 2016)
Sirio – Martín López Lam (Fulgencio Pimentel – 2016)

Lovers in crisis amidst a holiday during low season on the coast, an unresolved death and an even deeper mystery in the observation of nature. Clouds, rocks, the behavior of dogs and children in the neighborhood become signs that are offered to a narrator’s/our stunned eyes. An earthly thriller, many questions and a single answer, or at least an insinuation, in the stars. Sirio.

Sirio - Martín López Lam (Fulgencio Pimentel - 2016)
Sirio – Martín López Lam (Fulgencio Pimentel – 2016)

Sirio is a graceful, cloud-like story, intense and as awe-inspiring as a summer storm, combining the best of the titanic visual skills of Martin López Lam with his extraordinary literary sensibility. The texture and atmosphere of these pages confronts us with the underground stream of antagonistic feelings that flow between a man and a woman, in the best tradition of narrators like Raymond Carver, John Cheever, or James Salter.

To achieve this, Martín speaks a language that bridges the comics and cartooning idioms of arguably the most Eastern of the great western cartoonists (David Mazzucchelli) and the most western of the great mangaka (Seiichi Hayashi). Sirio confirms Martín López Lam as one of the most gifted and versatile visual narrators of the in contemporary Spanish comics. No comic has buffeted me viscerally the way that Sirio does. The elemental force of Sirio is incredible. 

Sirio - Martín López Lam (Fulgencio Pimentel - 2016)
Sirio – Martín López Lam (Fulgencio Pimentel – 2016)


Sirio is not yet in English. Alas! Not to worry though, the images do the heavy lifting here.  I hope an English translation comes soon so it can grip you tightly. Until then, order a copy from the great Spanish publisher, Fulgencio Pimentel. Practice your Spanish and soak in the images and the words!

DO IT!


Cómics y noticias que me han llamado la atención esta semana: 

pendant

Echale un vistazo a este medallón estilo Pompeii! Hecho en Pittsburgh.
Frank Santoro le encarguo a la  gran Airi Maeno que le hiciera unos medallones de plata utilisando uno de sus dibujos. Este dibujo viene de su libro Pompeii. Es algo que podrias imaginar que alguien se pondría hace dos mil años. Unico. Clasico. Un simple medallón de un ser querido. Un retrato. Algo permanente para desafiar a la desaparición. 

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2-8-2017 – by Jack Brougham

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Suzy and Cecil – 2-8-2017 – by Sally Ingraham

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Joanie and Jordie – 2-8-2017 – by Caleb Orecchio

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Cozytown – 2-8-2017 – by Juan Fernandez

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