Friday, October 14, 2011

International Comics as Art

These are some comics from the International Cartoon Symposium in 1992. What I love about these comics is that they are radically different from what we, as Americans, have come to expect from comics. They are not silly little diversions. These are made by people often suffering real hardships, thinking deeply about the world, and transforming their pain and bewilderment into comics. They are funny and sincere and devastating. They are art.

Yuio Takeda, Japan

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Veselin Borisic, Yugoslavia

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Vasily Lazunko, Ukraine

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Stefan Boros, Romania

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Sergio Navarro, England

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Rooshan Gataullin, Russia

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Plantu, France

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Pezo Ivica, Croatia

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Dude from Peru

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Man Yeuh, China

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Nedyal Andrey, Ukraine

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Mohamad Ali, Iran

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Miodrag V. Djordjevic, Yugoslavia

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Mileta Miloradovic, Yugoslavia

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Louis Postruz, Australia

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Dude from Egypt with a really long name

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Lido Contemori, Italy

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Kent Myers, USA

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Kazanskij Anatolij, Ukraine

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Jose Luis Martin Mena, Spain

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Two dudes from Japan

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Janko Rastevajaki, Bulgaria

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Ivan Bechev, Bulgaria

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Igor Smirnow, Russia

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Heymans Patrick, Belgium

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Heino Prunsvelt, Estonia

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Fareed Wakhitov, Russia

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Dude from Mexico with really long name

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Dubosky Alexandr, Ukraine

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Dong Jie, China

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Cora Florin, Romania

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Coppieters Jean-Pierre, Belgium

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1 comment:

  1. these are cool. i might print some and use them for teaching because i am doing some lessons on close reading images in graphic novels.

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