While Latin American creators of comics, which they call historietas, face the same market forces that we do here (domination by superheroes and manga), they keep producing quality art, often publishing it themselves. My encounter started in August of 2006 at a book fair in Mendoza, Argentina, where I met Cristian Mallea of La Productora, a self-publishing collective based in
La Productora are considered to be part of the younger generation compared to the
My incomplete list
Joaquín Cuevas makes a funny political strip as well as narratively solid silent comics.
Frank Arbelo (born in
Thomas Desscance: Born in
Jorge Perez-Ruibal has a wild and detailed style that mixes humor and vulgarity.
Rodulfo Santullo publishes a number of talented artists.
As a member of Ergocomics, Cristian Reyes is a talented creator and staunch advocate for Latin American comics.
Cristiano makes autobiographical and political comic strips.
Fabio Zimbres’s comic that I bought reads like a Brazilian James Kochalka, but he does other stuff to.