Northshire Manchester: Liniers - Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere

In person at our VT location!
Event date: 
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

 

We are delighted to welcome you back to this in person event at our Manchester, VT store!

Northshire Bookstore is proud to host Liniers (Ricardo Siri) the Argentine cartoonist for this first collection of his internationally-acclaimed newspaper comic strip–a boundless canvas for its author's humane and delightfully off-kilter view of the world in the spirit of Calvin & Hobbes, Mutts, and Krazy Kat.

 

Fantagraphics is proud to present presents Argentine cartoonist Liniers' internationally-acclaimed newspaper comic strip in a new English-language collection.

In the spirit of Calvin & HobbesMutts, and Krazy Kat,  Liniers (Ricardo Siri) uses a shifting cast of children, talking animals, imaginary monsters, sensitive robots, occasional elves, and anthropomorphized objects to perform gags, philosophize, muse on nature, and engage in surreal, artistic flights of fancy. With delicate, calligraphic pen work and understated watercolors, the comic skips lightly from style to style and subject to subject, as Liniers allows his imagination and observational humor free reign. Jokes about domestic life, imagined scenarios of historical figures, Cthulu showing up to Tinder dates, characters simply enjoying a pastoral sunset, the puncturing of pop-culture stalwarts: Macanudo is a boundless canvas for its author’s humane and delightfully off-kilter view of the world, in a way few comic strips have ever even attempted.

Beginning in 2002 in Buenos Aires, Macanudo steadily gained popularity around the world, appearing in US newspapers since 2018. Welcome to Elsewhere is the first of a series of volumes collecting Liniers’ groundbreaking strip.

 

Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Liniers (Ricardo Siri) became a daily cartoonist at 28 almost by accident, when other Argentine newspaper cartoonists had decamped to Spain at the nadir of a recession. He saw his role on the last page of La Nacion as offering a respite from dour news, but the strip’s whimsy and humanity quickly led Macanudo to expand to papers across Latin America, and eventually beyond to Europe and North America. Three of Liniers' childrens' books have been published in the US, with Good Night, Planet, winning the comics industry Eisner Award for Best Publication For Early Readers in 2018. He currently lives in Vermont.

 

Liniers’ comics are funny and fanciful and whimsical and philosophical in the best sense. You immediately want to jump into the Liniers universe, with your happy eyeballs going along for the ride.
— Matt Groening, The Simpsons

Macanudo is a joy! Liniers' whimsical and wry observations about cats, relationships, elves, and gravity make me happy, but most importantly, he draws funny!
— Jeff Smith, Bone

The work of Liniers, with apparent simplicity and incomparable intelligence, provides all the strength that a daily strip can have. Macanudo is an offering to the language, Bill Watterson’s perfect marriage to Quino.
— Gabriel Bá, Umbrella Academy

 

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Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere By Liniers, Matt Groening (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Liniers, Matt Groening (Foreword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683965565
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Fantagraphics - October 25th, 2022

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