Calling all comic book aficionados and wanna-be ‘banda desenhada creators! Angola’s comic book industry remains undeveloped despite a big potential market. When it comes to comic books, the USA is the place where they started and remains the reference point for artists wanting to develop this medium. The Angola Field Group invites you to a colorful presentation illustrated with artistic samples: ‘Comic Book Culture, Mothers and Multiculturalism in the United States, 1960-1990’ at the Viking Club, Thursday May 19, at 8:00 PM.
Historian and avid comic book collector David Brookswill show how comic book creators of this era used the medium to promote cultural diversity and teach anti-racism. He will also offer some Jungian musings on the deeper symbols behind the heroes. David will introduce local comic book creator Abraão Eba who will comment on the Angolan comic book scene and has some of his own comic books for sale at the Viking Club. David Brooks, who is Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Angola, has a PhD in Latin American History and is eager to meet Angolans interested in banda desenhada.
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