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Alary, Viviane: "The Spanish Tebeo." In: European Comic Art 2 (2009), S. 253–276.
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BibTeX citation key: Alary2009
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Keywords: Kinder- und Jugendcomics, Spanien
Collection: European Comic Art
It seems difficult to speak about comic art in Spain without considering what tebeos mean to Spaniards. This term is not simply a Spanish translation of bande dessinée. It refers to a special kind of comic strip aimed at children, which appeared in the late 1920s. Tebeos were the only available mass medium in Spain after the Civil War (1936–1939). In this contribution we want to analyse tebeos as an editorial, social and cultural phenomenon, with the aim of demonstrating that 'tebeo-culture' survived even after the collapse of the 'tebeo-industry' in the 1970s and 1980s. In addition, we will examine the question of the cultural legitimacy of comic art in Spanish society.
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