dinsdag 8 augustus 2017

Trigger Happy - The Story of Sergio Durán

On 6 August 1992, 17 year old Sergio Durán was stopped and arrested in Morón, province of Buenos Aires. He was accused of the attempted robbery of a purse. In the Police station he was brutally beaten and tortured for between 6 to 8 hours. He died 12 hours later on the way to the hospital.

Marcos Vergara (Art) & Rodolfo Santullo (Script)
Marcos Vergara (1973) is a graphic designer, librarian, and co-author of a wide range of comic books made in collaboration with various scriptwriters. His work as a comic artist has been included in various anthologies. He is also a co-founder of the publishing house Loco Rabia, which publishes the work of comic artists from all over the world, as well as a member of the group of Latin American comic artists ‘Historietas reales.’

Rodolfo Santullo (1979) is a journalist, writer, scriptwriter, and editor with the publishing house Grupo Belerofonte, which specializes in the publishing of comic books. He is the author of a wide range of graphic novels and his work has been included in various anthologies and magazines in Uruguay, Argentina, Spain, Chile, the United Kingdom, Peru, Italy, and Cyprus.


donderdag 13 april 2017

Trigger Happy - The Story of Mariano Witis and Dario Riquelme

Mariano stopped to chat with a friend when Dario took him as a hostage. They left in the car, but were chased by the police. They were shot in the back by a police officer. Although the officer was convicted and after several appeals given a sentence of 15 years, he only served 4 years and 9 months. He received a conditional early release. He was given house arrest and the authorization to work for a private security company.

Pablo Lizalde (Art) & Daniela Drucaroff (Script)
Pablo Lizalde (1983) is a comic artist, freelance colorist, and a teacher. He organizes workshops on drawing and comics for children, and teaches illustration at the High School of Visual Arts Martín Malharro. He is a member of the group Changos, a collective of comic artists for children which publishes comics and organizes talks and presentations. He has also designed videogames for Iphone such as Finger Olympic, which has over 7 million users.

Daniela Drucaroff (1974) has worked with the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo  as a staff member of the Archivo Biográfico Familiar (Biographic Family Archive) for more than 10 years.  As a member of the Archivo, Daniela was part of the team that coordinated the production of the series ‘Historietas por la Identidad.’ She is currently working on the production of the series on police violence that is partially exhibited here.

vrijdag 24 maart 2017

Comics for Identity - The Story of Enrique Pastor

This story tells the search of Enrique Pastor for his half brother or sister. Enrique's father, Alberto Manuel Pastor, was a militant of the PRT-ERP. He was abducted in May 1977 together with his second companion, Nora Luisa Maurer, who was two months pregnant at the time. The couple and their baby remain disappeared.

Max Aguirre (1971) is an illustrator, comic artist and cartoonist. He has a daily and a weekly comic in the national Argentine newspaper La Nación, and is the author of more than a dozen books, including 7 comic books. He has received several national and Latin American awards for his work.

Enrique Pastor (1975) is a psychoanalyst active in the field of human rights. He is in charge of the Argentine Chapter of the Latin American Initiative for the Identification of the ‘Disappeared’ and a member of the organization of children of the disappeared H.I.J.O.S. He also collaborates actively with the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo. His brother disappeared during the military dictatorship.