Saturday, July 16, 2011

Back in Buenos Aires


Dear Readers,

We're mid-way through July and nary a post! These past two weeks I was in Chicago, visiting my family, refusing to even think of comics during this vacation. Okay, that's not true. I went to Chicago Comics and Quimby's Comics, and ended up buying 22 comics for $24 at the Great Escape in Kentucky. I spent hours shelving the comics I bought in Argentina. Now my comics take up four shelves instead of two and a half. I introduced my family to Ordinario by Gustavo Sala, and while they didn't understand the comics with specifically Argentine humor, they laughed when I explained why a specific comic was funny. I also bought Pinocchio by Winshluss, a mostly wordless comic about a robotic Pinocchio and the gory, horrific world he inhabits. After reading the book, I spent the rest of my vacation trying to get my family to read Pinocchio by thrusting it in thier face, screaming "LOOK AT THE ART!" Needless to say, they were too terrified by my reaction (and the thickness) to actually read it.

That was pretty much the comics-relevant part of my vacation. In the next few days I will post the second half of my interview with Andrés Accorsi. I've decided to post in in small chunks so it is easier to read. Also, I've changed the color scheme because apparently white on red is difficult to read. I don't usually read my posts in blog format (except to check for typos), so I didn't realize that the colors were a problem. So, let me know if this format is more readable.

Kisses and Comics,

Claire

Here are a few pictures/ videos I took in Chicago, for those not familiar with the city:


video

I like to bike, and went on the lakefront path a few times. I took this video one particularly windy day.


Downtown Chicago

Art Institute Park, in the middle of the city

1 comment:

  1. Hi Claire,

    I'm one of your Mom's students, saw a link on Facebook to your blog! I love it! The Pinocchio comic by Winshluss looks amazing, I found a site that has a few pages of it if other folks are interested, http://drawn.ca/archive/pinocchio-by-winshluss/ artwork is incredible. I wonder how long it took him to draw the whole book.

    best,
    nastassja

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