The comic takes over Cangas

The mayoress of Cangas, at the opening ceremony. | // S.Á.

A classic such as the Salón do Cómic de Cangas has returned to the leisure program offered by the town in summer and yesterday it was inaugurated in the Municipal Auditorium with an extensive program that includes exhibitions by invited illustrators, workshops, stands of figures from comics, daily film programming and a Cosplay contest in which the best cosplayer will be chosen with his costume of characters from manga, anime or video games.

An image of the collective exhibition of cartoonists in the auditorium. | // S.Á.

The Hall, which is held every two years and which in 2020 could not be carried out due to restrictions due to the pandemic, was inaugurated yesterday afternoon by the mayor, Victoria Portas, with the presence of the PSOE councilors in the opposition Ingrid Loredana and Pilar Nogueira, as well as heads of the Department of Culture and Mocidade.

The Council has had the colaboration of the illustrator and graphic creator canguesa Susy Broullón, which has moved with great success through the world of Spanish manga and now through the videogame industry, for the development of the program.

This year’s group exhibition features works by Leandro Barea, Lugo’s author who stands out for his sarcastic humor; Ana Oncina, from Alicante, who achieved great success with his characters Croqueta and Empanadilla and represents modern women with great subtlety; Javier Olivares, from Madrid, 2015 National Comic Award with Las Meninas and exhibiting his work La Cólera in Cangas; Y Santiago Sequeiros, who lives in Almería, cartoonist author of “Romeo Muerte”.

The Salón do Cómic runs until Sunday, July 25. There is a cinema every day until Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. except on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and on the same Saturday, at 12:00. Today “The Incredibles” is projected. At 12:00 there is a comic book with José Calvo. The workshops will be repeated until Friday at the same time.

On Wednesday the II Cosplay Contest is held at 6:00 pm; and “Mirai, my little sister” is projected. On Thursday, the prizes of the 18th Comic Contest will be awarded at 6:00 pm on the auditorium stage and “Spiderman: a new universe” will be screened.

Friday’s movie is “Terra Willy” and there are talks with Leandro Barea and Ana Oncina, at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm, respectively. On Saturday “How to train your dragon 3” is projected and there are talks by Javier Olivares and Santiago Sequeiros and signatures of the cartoonists at 20:30.


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