Graphic Novels from Latin America & Spain
2018’s edition of Bitter Laughter looked into the boom of comics and graphic novels from Latin America and Spain, which have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues.
The guests speakers were Darío Adanti (Argentina), Belén Ortega (Spain), and Edgardo Miranda-Rodríguez (Puerto Rico).
Creative Director | Graphic Designer
The Promotional Material for this edition of Bitter Laughter included a large banner print out, tote bags, newspapers/zines, physical invitations, flyers, brochures, pencils and erasers.
Female Cartoonists from Latin America & Spain
In the second edition of Bitter Laughter, we turned to the works of women political cartoonists, expanding the conversation to gender inequalities, adding a thought-provoking layer to the conference.
The guests speakers were Rayma Suprani (Venezuela), Flavita Banana (Spain), Nani Mosquera (Colombia), Ana Von Rebeur (Argentina), and Martha Barragan (Mexico).
Political Satire & Freedom of Speech from Latin America & Spain
For the first edition of Bitter Laughter, ViceVersa Magazine invited some of the most bold and controversial cartoonists and political experts from Latin America and the Caribbean, including Bonil (Ecuador), Rayma Suprani (Venezuela), Enrique del Risco (Cuba), Juan Andrés Ravel (Venezuela), and Elisa Totaro (Venezuela).
They discussed the current and historical state of political satire and freedom of speech in the region, the use of satire as a tool to gain votes on election day, as well as gender inequality in this male dominated field.
It is crucial to expand the conversation about freedom of speech in Latin America, as journalists and graphic reporters are often forced to live under constant threat and political persecution.