Malvinas: el sur, el mar, el frío, by VV. AA.

30114268English translation: Falkland: the south, the sea, the cold

This book compiles several graphic short-stories which have the Malvinas War as main subject. They portrait the life around that time, the current life of veterans, ghosts from the past, a remembrance to those who didn’t come back, their families, episodes of war and such things.

This war occurred in 1982, when Argentina confronted Great Britain over Malvinas’ sovereignty. It was a desperate measure from a dying dictatorial government trying to gain acceptance among the people, but it turned out as such a tragedy, where a lot of young men lost their lives and a lot others got theirs ruined.

Up to this day the wound remains open and our nation keeps claiming sovereignty over the islands, but through diplomacy.

This book was lent to me by a friend during our vacations.

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Sailor Moon #1, by Naoko Takeuchi

32051163Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil! (from Goodreads)

Moon Prism Power Make Up!

I feel like I’ve been waiting all my life for this (pretty much). The manga is finally being published here in Argentina and as I’m writing this I’m making arrangements to go buy the second tankoubon.

I’m completely biased towards Sailor Moon, so I’m just going to say it’s absolutely awesome.

Semillas 1 y ¡Pipí cucú!, by Decur

Decur (Guillermo Decurguez) is an Argentinian illustrator that I like a lot! His works are filled with such tiny detail, naïveté and adorableness in general that are like a warm hug to the heart. These two books are perfect for reading in a summer afternoon, under a huge tree, hearing nothing but birds singing and the sweet breeze blowing.