Graphic Attractions in TBO

The Spanish comics studies magazine Cuadernos de Comics has published Eva van de Wiele’s detailed study “Las atracciones gráficas de Méndez Álvarez en la phase foraine de TBO (1917-1928)” (English title “Méndez Álvarez’ graphic attractions during TBO’s phase foraine“), which considers the cartooning career of Méndez Álvarez, who has moved between different magazines, juggling adult and child audiences, and often times revisiting already-used gags in fresh ways. Eva van de Wiele considers the gag economy of his work together with the grotesque humor and lively drawing style, which she described in terms of the carnivalesque.