Illustrating Spain in the US book presentation in Iowa
Ana Merino, curator of Illustrating Spain in the US, presents the exhibition book (ed. Fantagraphics) at the Iowa City Public Library.
From the exhibition Illustrating Spain in the US, the comic publishing house Fantagraphics created a book that bears the same name as the exhibit. On Friday, January 28, exhibition curator Ana Merino will present the book at the Iowa City Public Library.
About the book
Illustrating Spain in the US is a combination of comics and essays that sheds light on the rich but often overlooked contributions of Spanish immigrants to the political, cultural, and scientific history of the U.S. Combining the graphic expressiveness of comic art with the illuminating perspective of scholarly essays, this project aims to spark a creative dialogue about Spain’s legacy in the United States.
About Ana Merino
Ana Merino is an award winning-writer and a Professor at the University of Iowa. She has written extensive criticism on comics and graphic novels. She has two academic books, a monograph on Chris Ware and has curated five comic book exhibitions. Between 2001-2011 she was a Member of the ICAF (International Comic Arts Forum) Executive Committee; and between 2004 and 2014, Directors Board Founder Member at The Center for Cartoon Studies.
View the Illustrating Spain in the US digital project. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event through Prairie Lights Books.