2018

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).

Video Interviews

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Each of the guest speakers were introduced during the conference by a short video interview. Excepts of the videos were also used as promotional material for the conference.

International Production: each video was filmed at the office/studio of the cartoonists, in their respective countries.

POP Materials

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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.

2017

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).

Video Interviews

Creative Director | Producer | Editor

Each of the guest speakers were introduced during the conference by a short video interview. Excepts of the videos were also used as promotional material for the conference.

This was an International Production: each video was filmed at the office/studio of the cartoonists, in their respective countries.

Recap Video

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2016

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.

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