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La frontera México-Estados Unidos en las novelas gráficas

El caso de Churubusco y de La cicatrice

Virginia Tonfoni    Independent researcher    

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abstract

This study aims to show the great possibilities of graphic novel as a medium to represent historical instances, through fiction or direct records and witnesses, by focusing on the work of the Italian cartoonist Andrea Ferraris. Churubusco, set in 1847, during the Mexican-American War, tells the story of Saint Patrick’s Battalion deserting from the American army. Being invited to expose the original panels of his graphic novel at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles for the 150th anniversary of the American invasion, the author recollects records from the border and publishes a second work, La cicatrice, blinking an eye to graphic reportage and journalism.

Published
May 14, 2019
Accepted
Feb. 26, 2019
Submitted
Feb. 6, 2019
Language
ES
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-320-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-319-9
Copyright: © 2019 Virginia Tonfoni. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.