Illustrating Spain in the US
1/ The Spanish Philological and Literary Legacy
The Spanish Philological and Literary Legacy explores the cultural relationship between the United States and Spain built on America’s interest in Hispanism which bore its greatest fruit in the first third of the 20th century and encouraged more and more Spanish intellectuals and artists to cross the Atlantic. This edition includes a comic by artist Anapurna and an article by expert on Hispanism Lucia Cotarelo.
Anapurna is the alter-ego of Ana Sainz Quesada, a Madrid-based illustrator and artist. Working on different artistic disciplines and equally attracted by drawing, street art, painting, embroidery, and engraving, she loves making and reading every kind of comics.
2/ Hollywood Files
Hollywood Files scan the story of those Spanish actors, artists and filmmakers who took their dreams to the Cinemaland and succeeded –a story of continuous cultural exchange between Spain and the United States from the 20s to the present day. This second edition includes a comic by the illustrator Carla Berrocal, accompanied by a text of the expert and curator Estrella de Diego.
Carla Berrocal is a comic author born in Madrid, where she completed her illustration and graphic design studies. Berrocal works in her own design studio, and teaches workshops on comics and graphic novels in various institutions. In 2019 she won an artist residency in the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome.
3/ Missions and the Camino Real in Spain's North American Frontier
Missions and the Camino Real in Spain's North American Frontier maps the constellation of missions and the complex legacy of these historical landmarks founded between the 16th and 19th centuries. Some of these missions were short-lived, while others permanently transformed the landscape, leaving impressive structures that have survived to the present. The text is by professor J. Michael Francis and the illustration is by comic author Sergio García Sánchez and colorist Lola Moral Ruz.
Sergio García & Lola Moral
Comic author / colorist
Sergio García’s professional activities focus on editorial illustration, comics, and children illustration. He has worked for several prestigious institutions and publications. Lola Moral combines her work as a script and colorist in the publishing industry with the creation of sculptural artistic work.
During February–August we will be releasing one comic per month. Stay tuned so you don’t miss any of them!