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Spectacular South America: artists from Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina and more!

Get a mid-week power up with art from South America! The exuberant array of characters, electric colors and surreal elements summarizes the most iconic imagery of our generation. The undoubtedly exciting comic book art scene from this region pinpoints the values and concerns of life in 2015. It is as though these artists were born with an instinctive sense of humor, endearing geeky tendencies and natural wit. On a more serious note, the artworks act as bridges between continents, they pinpoint the universal power struggles, inequalities, vulnerabilities and human predicaments that we all face.

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Mind-boggling thrills: Graphic artist Marco Tóxico from La Paz, Bolivia

Marco Antonio Guzman Rocabado aka Marco Tóxico is an artist, illustrator and comic whiz from La Paz, Bolivia. Psychedelic babies and a two headed boy with raptor arms, Marco’s works have our minds racing and our eyes balls bulging! Taking cues from comic books, his bold characters are set in hallucinatory environments. A second look exposes a hilarious critique of the everyday affairs and issues that dominate our generation, poking fun at ourselves.

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Ingenious labyrinths and quick-witted comics: Marc M. Gustà from Barcelona

Marc M. Gustà’s labyrinths are like slapstick comedy in illustration form…injected with genuine and wise tips on life! Help Fred To Find An Idea is about finding our way through a spectacular mental landscape in order to come up with new ideas — a wonderful metaphor for the fascinating sensation! Other puzzles are full of whimsical details like quick-witted art history references, scythe-carrying birds patrolling the park, and fire spitting mega-sized desert iguanas! Planted across his wacky labyrinths are boosts of morale to inspire and to help you get through challenging situations. Put your finger on the mark and get going! Perfect fun, especially in Large and X-Large print sizes.
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Interstellar travel, dinosaurs…and dancing! by Paul Loubet from Buenos Aires

Brace yourself! When hopping through interstellar space, watch out for the wormholes! Illustrator Paul Loubet is a young Frenchman living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His funny parallel universes and dinosaurs are filled with unabashed science-fiction geekiness, throwback to 1990s video games and epic bygone era comic books! They take you on a joyride through a miscellany of pop culture references, playful street art and satire of taste and culture. We love how he doesn’t take himself too seriously, as if the world is seen through the eyes of a precocious teen.

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