The Comic King Of Guatemala

A carload of comics head from the U.S to Guatemala, a dream or a disaster? Guatemalans love comic culture, they have the films, the t-shirts, the toys and the stickers, but they’ve never had the actual comics. That is, until now. This documentary takes a look at Guatemala’s first ever comic book shop. Will it survive in a place in which one out of every two people can’t read. The film addresses the role comics can play in improving literacy rates amongst children and adults, how comics can be cross-cultural tools and how a country such as Guatemala with a rich Mayan visual history is actually not as new to comic art as people may think.

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  1. Who would have thought there were no comic book shops in Guatemala. Amazing how much we take for granted here in the states.

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