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Graphic Lit

from the February 2014 issue

Modotti: A Woman of the Twentieth Century

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Tina Modotti: Una Mujer del Siglo XX © Ángel de la Calle. Translation © 2014 by Matt Madden. All rights reserved


Ángel De la Calle

Ángel De la Calle was born in Molinillo de la Sierra, Spain, in 1958.  He began his career in the late seventies in Star magazine Since then, he has collaborated with publications including Besame Mucho, Rambla, El Vibora, and Comix Internacional, as well as La Nueva España and El Comercio, where he publishes a daily strip under the pseudonym Adela C.  De la Calle is co-director of the comics magazine Dentro de la Viñeta, co-director and creator of the International Comics Conference Comic at the Villa de Avilés, and the organizer of the event  La Semana Negra de Gijón.

Translated from Spanish by Matt Madden

Matt Madden (b. 1968) is a cartoonist who also teaches at the School of Visual Arts and in workshops around the world. His work includes 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (Penguin), a collection of his comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau's Exercises in Style; a translation from the French of Aristophanes's The Zabime Sisters (First Second); and Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics (First Second), a pair of comics textbooks written in collaboration with his wife, Jessica Abel. The couple are also series editors for The Best American Comics from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He is currently on an extended residency in Angoulême, France, with his wife and their two children. You'll find recent news at

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