February 8, 2013

Diálogos visuales - Cynthia Capriata (Dédalo)

I jumped aboard Runaways in the middle of the second series. I wanted to get the whole first series in individual issues but it wasn’t so easy for me in those days, when I was just learning how to buy stuff online. Then in 2007 I decided to buy the first three digests (they were irresistibly cheap). Back then I didn’t know where to find back issues of Runways (first series), so I thought what the hell, I’ll buy the three digests which cost me, if I recall correctly, 3.99 bucks each (except the third one which was 4.79). So for 12 bucks I read 18 issues of BKV goodness.

Of course, I had always heard good things about Brian K. Vaughan; in 2007 I was still waiting for him to finish his run on Y the Last Man to buy it all at once. Anyway, something I especially enjoyed in the first Runaways issue was the way Vaughan introduced the characters: they are a group of kids you can really relate to and that are probably going to remind you of somebody you know in real life. I liked Chase from the beginning, he’s always been one of my favorites. I always remember him saying “please let it be beer”, I thought that could be me saying “please let it be whisky, let it be whisky”; I loved the humor and all the jokes. I absolutely loved Runaways. And I know one day I must review all of it. 
my drawing + my signature / mi dibujo + mi firma

Cynthia Capriata es la primera artista en exponer en Dédalo este 2013, su muestra titulada "Diálogos visuales: 80 Ganeshas" estuvo muy concurrida e incluso atrajo la atención de las cámaras de Polizontes, divertido programa de Plus TV. Capriata rescata los mandalas y recurre a la figura de Ganesha, el dios elefante hindú, para crear imágenes muy sugerentes, en las que combina diversas técnicas: acuarela, crayón, óleo, etc. Sin duda, un colorido festín visual que nos recuerda la esencia de la India.  

Aunque con algunos minutos de atraso, igual llegué a tiempo para encontrarme con Max Maradiegue, y en el transcurso de la noche saludamos y hablamos brevemente con María Elena Fernández, Eduardo Lores, Paola Tejada y Marcos Palacios, y también conversamos sobre literatura beatnik y redes sociales con Pedro Casusol y Sebastián Lores. Creo que esta ha sido una de las pocas veces en que tomé casi la misma cantidad de chilcanos que Max, y es que yo tenía una importante cita en la revista COSAS al día siguiente. 

De todos modos, eso no nos impidió pasar una noche muy divertida, que se prolongó no hasta altas horas de la madrugada pero sí, casi, hasta altas horas de la medianoche. Sin duda, el momento más ameno de la semana.

La muestra permanecerá abierta al público durante hasta fines de mes, les recomiendo que se den una vuelta por Dédalo y la vean.


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