Illustrating Spain Exhibition


July 28, 2023

On View Through:

August 6, 2023

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Illustrating Spain in the US is a creative dialogue that combines the graphic expressiveness of comics and their authors, with the inquisitive perspective of scholars who have written a series of complementary articles. Comic authors have built comic strips that feed on academic knowledge and demonstrate that Spain has been part of the American reality since long before the very foundation of the American country, This Spanish energy continues to be present in the imagination, talent, and creativity that emanates from everything Spanish and so fascinates Americans.

Commissioned by the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain and curated by award-winning writer Ana Merino, this project aims at taking a better look at seven potential sides of the inspiring Spanish presence resulting in comic books of very diverse inspiration.

The comic artists that have participated in the project are Sergio García & Lola Moral (Missions and the Camino Real), Rayco Pulido (Revolutionary War), Ana Penyas & Seisdedos (Immigration), Anapurna (Hispanism), Mireia Pérez (Science), Carla Berrocal (Cinema), Max (Art), and Sonia Pulido (Cover).

The experts of each field are Lucia Cotarelo (Hispanism), Estrella de Diego (Cinema), J. Michael Francis (Missions and the Camino Real), Juan Pimentel (Science), Eduardo Garriegues (Revolutionary War), James Fernandez & Luis Argeo (Immigration), and María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco (Art).

We invite you to join us in the gallery on Friday, July 28 from 7-9pm for the Opening Reception.

Guests may also visit during regular business hours:

Mon – 10-6
Tu – by appointment
Wed – by appointment
Thur – 10-6
Fri – 10-6
Sat – 11-7
Sun – 11-5

Exhibition Book available for purchase at Fantagraphics.
View the digital version of the project at SPAIN arts & culture website.