"Max Panóptica 1973-2011". Guided tours program


Instituto Cervantes. Calle Alcalá, 49. Madrid

Over three decades of work are represented by the exhibits in this show focusing on the Spanish illustrator Max, the first artist to receive the Premio Nacional del Cómic in this country. A “panotopic” view of the professional career of this artist, member of the artistic team on El Víbora magazine and on NSML, and one of the few comic strip artists from the seventies who is still active today.

The superrealist Bardín, tangling with the nonsense world on his nocturnal walks, is one of Max’s best known creations. Together with Gustavo and Peter Pank, he is one of a cast of characters dreamed up by the artist’s skill and ingenuity. But his scope reaches far further and he is also famous for what are already regarded as classic works such as Mujeres fatales, La muerte húmeda and El prolongado sueño del señor T.

Alongside the exhibition, hablarenarte: is running a program of guided tours at weekends, aimed at describing the key features of the exhibition narrative, explaining how his work evolved and throwing light on his sources and inspiration. The exhibition also enables visitors to see the work of today’s Spanish graphic novelists and gain a better understanding of this new form of storytelling.

Useful information

  • Closed program
  • Audience: adult audience
  • Times: Saturday at 18:00 h.
  • Duration: Approximately 45 minutes
  • Limited places available: 25 people per group
  • Price: free entrance until all places have been taken

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