Drawn to Resist: The Latin American Comics with Liniers

Ricardo Liniers Siri, better known by the name Liniers, is an acclaimed Argentine comic artist, writer, publisher and illustrator. His work has earned him comparisons to cartoonist legends Charles Schultz (Peanuts) and Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes). He has illustrated 6 New Yorker covers between 2014 and 2016.

This course is designed as a workshop, where students will approach

the world of comics from a historical and practical point of view. It will cover the most significant periods of Latin American comics tradition. By the end of the class, the student will be able to deploy a range of different methods for analyzing comics, including formal technique, genre, authorship, and intertextual analysis. The professor will also guide the students into a unique experience of personal exploration on how comics tell stories through words and images (no drawing skills are required).

Works by Caloi, Fontanarrosa, Maitena, Montt, Oesterheld,

Quino, Rius, etc.


Spanish 43

Winter '18

Professor: Liniers