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    Artistas por el NO - Dédalo

    Artistas por el NO - Dédalo
    Mañana domingo marquen NO

    I was watching Young Justice the other day, which I consider by far the best cartoon I've seen in over 15 years. And I remembered some of the guys that love postwhoring on message boards. We are like Kid Flashes or Impulses trying to outrun each other… or so it seems. But some of them were a bit confused about my avatar which, coincidentally, is the same one I use here.

    I’m sure most people assume it is the Lord of Atlantis himself. Nothing illogical in that. Although, due to my age, I should have been closer to 90’s comics, here in Peru it was easier for me to get access to comic books published in Spain, however, for some reason, the only available stuff was from the 80s. So I am an expert of that era, not because I was born in a different date but because of, how should we put it, geographical accidents. It was like I had no other choice. So it was quite a shock, and a challenge, trying to catch up with years of issues that I had missed. It was so strange to get an issue of Superman printed in 1997 that my aunt would send me from New Jersey and read it and compare it to the last issue I had read, in Spanish, with a cover date of 1989. 

    And the same applies to 2000 AD, I think I have read not a single Prog published in the nineties, but I have a lot of issues from the early eighties and late seventies, and that’s what I like and reread the most, I just love it. So you could say I’m an honorary 80’s boy, and I’ll always be. Anyway, I would love to read old stuff, but since it is not a priority I keep saying I’ll buy a Marvel Masterworks next time I have fifty bucks to spare, and of course there is never such time. What I do want to buy is Barry Windsor Smith’s run in Conan, decades ago, I already have it all in trade paperback format but I want the original issues (although we are talking about an amount of money that is out of my possibilities).

    And now off I go. Sunday it's election day over here. Or rather re-election. Or rather something else.
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    “La parcialidad del Jurado Nacional de Elecciones, las mañas de bravucones como Marco Tulio y los dólares de incierta procedencia han logrado poner a Lima en el riesgo de quedar a la deriva, sin proyecto, sin inversiones, sin gobernabilidad. Es cierto que la actual gestión municipal ha cometido errores, que no hubo contundencia en su defensa, que no aprovechó políticamente sus obras y que emprendió batallas impopulares, pero nada de eso razonablemente justifica el uso de la revocatoria, pensada en su origen como recurso democrático, para desconocer el mandato popular que eligió a Susana Villarán”. - Augusto Rey. 

    Les recomiendo leer el resto del artículo aquí
    Es cierto que rara vez toco temas políticos aquí en el blog, pero no es por desidia ni indiferencia, sino simplemente porque siento que otros, como Augusto, pueden transmitir mejor que yo mensajes de esta índole. Apoyo a Susana Villarán y este domingo marcaré el NO. Espero que ustedes también. 
    Artistas por el NO - Dédalo
    COSAS + vista interior desde mi oficina

    Por cierto, el martes de esta semana se realizó la Noche de Arte por Lima, en Dédalo. De manera rotunda, 24 de los artistas más importantes y prestigiosos del Perú expresaron su apoyo por Susana Villarán, donando sus cuadros generosamente. Rara vez hay muestras que congreguen al mismo tiempo figuras como la de Ramiro Llona, José Tola, Ricardo Wiese, Gerardo Chávez, Enrique Polanco, etc. Incluso, el mismo Eduardo Lores, quizás más conocido en su faceta como novelista, poeta o articulista de El Comercio, presentó un interesante cuadro que me hizo recordar su libro “Manía”, y eso fue justamente lo que le comenté en algún momento de la noche.

    Saludé a María Elena Fernández, y a artistas como Lorenzo Osores y Alfredo Alcalde. Como siempre, fue un gusto contar con la presencia de Anel Townsend, quien ha llevado de manera ejemplar la campaña del NO. Pablo Alayza, Rodrigo Cueto y otros chicos del Pestalozzi tocaron música en vivo, mientras iban llegando cada vez más y más invitados. Para mí fue especialmente divertido conversar con Sebastián Lores y Gabriel Lores y, sobre todo, con Arturo José Valdés Hamann, uno de mis grandes amigos del colegio a quien le perdí la pista por años y que recién ahora, o desde hace poco, vuelvo a reencontrar en eventos de este tipo. Como tenía que llegar temprano a COSAS al día siguiente, no pude quedarme hasta el final. Pero al menos estuve conversando con Arturo hasta que él y su enamorada se fueron.   

    Originally Published at http://artbyarion.blogspot.com/2013/03/artistas-por-el-no-dedalo.html

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    About the Author - Arion


    Arion, who is either from Chile or New York (it’s not really clear) writes a blog that the Outhouse steals on a regular basis.  Arion is by far the nicest of all the staff writers and the most well behaved only having been banned from one country.  One thing we really appreciate about Aroin is that he writes his reviews in English and Spanish and we hope someday he’ll translate this blurb for us.  We’re not so good at languages, just look at how well we write in English if you need proof.  You should bookmark Arion’s blog -  http://artbyarion.blogspot.com – and actually look at it.  There will be a quiz at the end of every month.

     


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