Monthly Archives: May 2017

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Cartoons can be devastating – Interview with Elchicotriste: United Sketches’ Spanish Ambassador

Better known by the artistic name he signs his cartoons with than by the name which appears on his ID document, ‘Elchicotriste’ (Tarragona, 1972) has lived the last decade with humour and modesty. He is a minimalist, and insists that all he really needs is to be able to pay the rent and to stock the fridge. He works with various media companies from here and abroad, using felt tips to swiftly interpret and highlight what’s wrong with reality. Sometimes such sincerity offends others and he has been censored on occasions. He works on live television and one day on the programme Els matins de TV3 he drew a sketch to promote the ‘Barcelona, Refuge City’ plan. “We’re all refugees” he claims. Out of curiosity, where did Elchicotriste come from? I was a volunteer with the International Civil Service (SCI) for several years, which runs work camps all over the […]

Arcadio Esquivel

Graduated as Civil Constructor in Technical High School of Calle Blancos in 1979 Street, He graduated as a cartoonist in CEAC INSTITUTE of Spain in 1982. He obteined a degree at the University of Sciences and Arts of Costa Rica as a Commercial Designer in 1999. Teaching: He currently serves as a professor Workshop Caricature in the Department of Fine Arts at the School of General Studies, University of Costa Rica and also from October 2001 to date, produces and conducts educational television show The World of Arcadio on Channel 13, official channel of Costa Rica. He draw cartoons for several papers and magazines around the globe. Arcadio also created the comic strip Wences.