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Bitter Laughter 2018

Fri, Nov 9, 2018 6:30pm - Tue, Jan 9, 2018 8:30pm

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Join ViceVersa Magazine on Friday, November 9th at The Cooper Union for Bitter Laughter, an annual conference that analyzes important issues affecting Latin America and Spain through the lens of art and satire.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. (Note: This event will be in Spanish)

This third edition of Bitter Laughter will look into the boom of comics and graphic novels from Latin America and Spain, which have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues.

Join Puerto Rican graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, author of the graphic novel “Recanstruction”; Argentinian cartoonist, writer, and humorist Darío Adanti, editor and co-founder of the satirical magazine Mongolia; and Spaniard comic book artist and illustrator Belén Ortega, awarded for her work in the Manga genre.

The evening will end with refreshments and a special opportunity to mingle with the speakers.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.