lunes, mayo 14, 2007

BARCELONA VISTA DESDE EEUU (PART II)

Heidi MacDonald escribe la segunda crónica sobre su estancia en el Saló de Barcelona. Y esta vez se refiere a los premios del Saló, cuelga un montón de fotos sobre las exposiciones, los stands, la entrega de premios y las firmas de autores, habla de editoriales como Planeta DeAgostini, Glénat, La Cúpula, Sins Entido o Astiberri y de bastantes autores españoles cuyo trabajo ha conocido en Barcelona (hala, todos a buscarse). También de su encuentro con MORTADELO y, ya de cena el domingo, con el director del Saló, Carles Santamaría.


Miguelanxo Prado, whom I had met a couple of years ago when he was in New York, won the big prize. Victor de la Fuente also showed up because he had won the Grand Prize the previous year but had been too sick to attend. Howard Cruse won an award for Stuck Rubber Baby. I was most impressed by the slides from the actual Spanish comics from the publishers Astiberri, and Sins Entido, a bunch of very interesting looking indie type books. I was determined to seek them out the next day. Max, as I noted swept the awards, for BARDIN SUPER REALIST, leading one of my American friends to dub him the Chris Ware of Spain.


(....)Did we mention that El Jueves is the Mad Magazine of Spain?

Y por lo que me toca:

(...) I also made it a point to stop by the Astiberri booth, and to my amazement they were Beat readers! I had a nice conversation with Laureano Dominguez, one of the three editor/owners. Artist Pepo introduced himself and told me how much he liked the site. I said I was just glad I provided something useful for people around the world, considering how much I post about 300.

“Si, si, Gerry Butler,” he said laughing. Wow, he really does read the Beat.


(gracias por el soplo, tío Berni)