Those we love never truly leave us. Happy Mother's day, Mom.
Last night, my support and my guide left me. After fighting since January, my mom lost her battle against cancer. I always knew I had been really lucky with my mom. She was always the person I went to for advice. She was always the one to give me love and support. She was my number 1 fan in everything I did. When I doubted myself, she always told me that I'd someday make a living making comics, doing what I love. I would've liked her to see it. But life took her away from me too soon. I know she'll remain in my art and in my heart. And, even though I'm not religious, I like to believe that she's watching after me and supporting me, as she has always done.
As you can imagine, I might not update very frequently (or I might) because, frankly, it's very difficult for me to find humor with the pain I'm feeling. But I know that she would've liked me to keep on doing what I love.
Please keep my mom in your thoughts. Today the world is not as bright anymore. But we'll always remember her with a smile and so much love. I love you, mom, and I'll miss you forever.
Today is World Penguin Day! Here at Lu Comics, we celebrate with the comic in which Cuddles had his first appearance. You can see it here.
Today is World Book Day and I wanted to share my book collection. When I was a kid, I would only read Harry Potter books (and I loved them). But for some reason, I stopped after the 5th one and stopped reading entirely... until a few years later, in high school, when I started reading Shakespeare. My parents had this huge book with many of his plays in it and I would take it to school and read it in class. My best friend and I even named the book "William". Since then, I haven't stopped reading. Shakespeare woke up my love for reading (and just so you know, I finished the Harry Potter books in college and I'm glad I did).
Nowadays, I buy a lot more comics than I used to (I started with Liniers, followed with Mafalda, and now I read many different authors), but I love novels just as much. I also love reading on my Ebook, but I always try to get my favorite books on paper (such as those by Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss). Today, my collection looks a bit messy since I bought many books during my last trip and I haven't had time to tidy everything up, but I still think you can appreciate the books.
Do you follow Lu Comics on Facebook? You should! If you live in Argentina, there is a giveaway for you right now. You could win the new fanzine! All you have to do is share the post and like the page on Facebook. Good luck!
I've just returned from my trip to Orlando. It was so much fun! I'm a huge Harry Potter fun so Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade at Universal were a dream come true. I can't believe how realistic it all looks! I couldn't help myself and I bought Hermione's wand. Money well spent!
Disney World itself was also dreamy. My favorite part? The Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. It felt like I was in a fairytale. And we had lunch at the Be Our Guest restaurant! Fun fact: when I was 6 years old, I was Chip the teacup in a school play. Lucas also really enjoyed the Aerosmith rollercoaster, but I'm too scared of heights to go on that kind of thing. Maybe next time.
And the food... the food! It was super fattening and yummy. We had all sorts of cool stuff, like butterbeer (hot butterbeer is awesome, cold butterbeer is not), Homer Simpson's donut, Star Wars cupcakes... I also bought a lot of stuff at Honeydukes, including the chocolate frog. And guess whose card I got? Helga Hufflepuff, of course! See, Universal knows that I'm a true Huffie at heart, unlike POTTERMORE.
It's only been a few days but I already want to go back. "We have to go back, Cuddles!" (did you see what I did there?). There is something about going somewhere new that is just so exciting. You can see how I feel about it in my new comic. Anyway, here are some pictures of Cuddles and I at Hogwarts and Epcot:
Don't we look lovely? I have some more pictures to share:
The first picture is outside Moe's bar at Universal. I absolutely loved the part of the park dedicated to the Simpsons! You had absolutely everything. And the ride was awesome too.
The second picture is of us meeting our heroes, Mike and Sully. And just so you know, if you don't like Monsters Inc, you're missing out on life.
The third picture shows us by the Cinderella Castle. It was so rainy the first day we went to Magic Kingdom! Or more like the weather was crazy. It would go from rainy to sunny in seconds. We had to buy those ponchos because otherwise we would've caught a cold. Well, Lucas actually did.
The last picture is from my absolute favorite place we went to: Diagon Alley! It was so perfectly done. All the stores were amazing and the ride, Escape from Gringotts, was my favorite. We both had such a great time. And with Disney's plans to develop a Star Wars and a Toy Story land and Universal's plans to start a Nintendo park, we will have to go back, right?
I took the new Pottermore quiz to see which house I belonged to, fully expecting to get Hufflepuff, as we all know that I am a true Huffie at heart, and I got GRYFFINDOR. Gryffindor?? I've never been a Gryffindor. What's going on? Am I really not who I thought I was? Thank you, Pottermore, for causing an existential crisis. At least it inspired a new comic.
Lu Comics was at Comicópolis! It was a lovely experience. Thank you so much to everyone who came today and yesterday, and thanks to Comicópolis for everything. I would also like to thank Lucas, who you know from many of my comics, for keeping me company both days.
Europe was SO beautiful! I was really lucky to visit quite a few places this time: Munich, Füssen, Salzburg, Berlin, Potsdam and Szscecin. I'm absolutely in love with Berlin, particularly. There's something about that city... I don't know if you remember, but I went there last year too and I couldn't miss the chance to visit again. My German is a bit rough, but I'm working on it. Who can say, maybe in a few years I can study German in Berlin! I wanted to share a few pictures with you. 90% of them are pictures of ducks, as you can see in my last comic, but here are a few others.
That first picture is from Berlin, the Victory Column. Doesn't it look glorius with the sun like that? We were so lucky to get that shot, my dad and I took what must've been a thousand pictures.
The second picture is from the castle Neuschwanstein (I have to google that every time). It is INCREDIBLE. It is near to a small town in Germany called Füssen. It was a funny experience getting there because all of the trains were delayed or cancelled because of an accident (nothing happened, don't worry) and it was really hard to get to Füssen! But luckily we didn't miss it. The picture was taken from a small bridge near the castle, and let's just say that it's small and very crowded. I'm not a huge fan of heights either. But I had to take that picture. And the view is spectacular.
The third picture is of the East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall. After it was brought down, artists were asked to paint the east side of some of the remaining wall. I particularly liked this part. We hadn't been able to visit it when we last went to Berlin.
The fourth picture is also from Berlin, Tempelhof. It's an abandoned airport that was turned into a park. It was crazy to visit it! I heard a lot of films were shot here (fun story: Captain America: Civil War was being filmed in Berlin while we were there and Sebastian Stan shot a scene A BLOCK AWAY FROM OUR HOTEL but we MISSED IT. This was an almost amazing story, wasn't it?)
The fifth picture is from the Olympic Park in Munich. This was built for the Olympic games many years ago and now it's a beautiful park.
Finally, the last picture is from Salzburg. We had planned to visit Salzburg last time we were in Europe, but we couldn't so it was a must for this one. And so worth it! You might not know, but I play the piano and Mozart is an important artist for me (if only because I can never manage to play his music well). The city is so beautiful if very crowded. It was a lovely trip!
The book featuring the winners from the Fifth National Argentinian Comics Contest will be available from September 4th. Since that is the National Argentinian Comics day, the National Library will throw a party to celebrate it and honor the winners of the contest. The book will feature an exclusive comic by Lu.
A day like this, four years ago, Lu Comics was born. Happy birthday, Lu Comics!
I can't believe it's been so long. I started drawing comics when I was a teenager and I was bored in class. I started expressing my daily life and, mainly, my frustrations in these comics. And then, a couple of years later, I decided to share them with the world... and I'm glad I did! I remember being so sure that no one would like them. And oh my, have I improved! I still have a really long way to go, and I'm always going to be learning, but you can definitely notice the change :)
Lucas and I visited El Chaltén and El Calafate, which are in the South of Argentina. You wouldn't believe how beautiful those places are. So I will show you:
The first picture is from Laguna de los Tres, in El Chaltén. It was hands down the most beautiful place I've ever been too. The lake seemed to glitter because of the sunlight! It was difficult to get there though. We walked 22 km in total! (and a lot of that was climbing) My legs didn't work afterwards. As a matter of fact, I have tendinitis now, as you can see in my new comic. But it's okay, it was worth it. I mean, look at that place.
The second picture is from Glaciar Perito Moreno, in El Calafate. We walked on it! It was amazing. Again, we walked a lot. But the view is spectacular. But oh well, now I have to return to work! My legs are happy, I expect.
My trip to Europe was AMAZING. We visited four places: Viena, Bratislava, Prague and Berlin. They were all lovely but it was love at first sight with Berlin. That city is just magical, isn't it? It had been a long time since I'd visited another country (around 10 years) and the experience was amazing. The flight was... long. Very long. And I'm not very good with motion sickness. But it was absolutely worth it. Here are some pictures:
The first one is from Viena, the great palace of Schönbrunn. It has the most beautiful gardens and it is HUGE. It was one of my favorite places in Viena.
The second one is the view from our hotel's balcony in Prague. I know, right? Prague is just lovely. And a bit creepy. The hotel is amazing, but I couldn't sleep at night. Let's just say everywhere in Prague they have ghost stories. And I'm a coward.
The third picture is from Bratislava, which we visited one day from Viena. Did you know that the trip is only an hour long? I felt like I was in Doctor Who and the Doctor had just taken me to the past. The architecture was amazing.
Then I had to include a picture with some ducks, because obviously. That picture is in the Palace of Charlottenburg, in Berlin, which also has beautiful gardens. I loved this place.
We were lucky to find a Miró exhibition at the Albertina museum in Viena. He is one of my favourite artists and it was truly inspiring.
Finally, I had to include a picture of the floor in Berlin, indicating where the Wall had been. Berlin is a city filled with history and it's crazy to think that it all happened so recently. It was fascinating to visit. Anyway, if you ever get a chance to go to Europe, I definitely recommend these cities!
I have very good news! One of my comics was picked in the comics contest organized by the National Library of Argentina. This means it will be published in a book with works by other authors :) I'll let you know when I have more information about when it will be published and where you can get it. This is the first prize I've ever won for my comics and I'm truly honored.
Lu Comics is celebrating 1000 likes on Facebook with a giveaway!
ONE random winner will get:
-Two A4 prints of your choosing. You can choose from all the comics or drawings/paintings available on Facebook.
-An original black and white comic drawn for you (including a dedication to you), featuring Lu and Cuddles.
To participate, you have to check the post on Facebook. The prizes ship worldwide, so you can participate no matter where you're from. Good luck!
Lu Comics now has an official website! Now you can find all the comics in one place. Thanks to my brother for helping me put the website together. I'm so excited to finally share it with you!
Happy birthday, Lu Comics! Three years ago, I opened my tumblr page and posted this very first comic. I had been drawing comics for a long time (since high school) but this was the first time I shared them. At the beginning, the comics were in black and white and only in English. Now, three years later, you can find them in color and in both English and Spanish... and it seems that I have readers from all over the world! Thank you so much for helping me grow during these years, for being a fan, for reading and sharing my work. For many years to come :)
If you're interested, the original post is here.
I wanted to share some pictures I took this past weekend I spent in San Ignacio, Misiones, (that's where I went in the last comic). Yes, that's me in the last picture. No, I don't really have gigantic eyes. San Ignacio is a town in the province of Misiones. A friend of mine, Alu (you know her from my comics), is from Misiones and she has a house there. It was such an experience to be so immersed in nature. I would literally have breakfast as in the first picture. The funniest/scariest experience took place the last day of the trip, when a GIGANTIC spider we named Voldemort decided to visit us. Let's just say I'm not a fan of spiders. AT ALL. (although I'm pretty sure no one likes gigantic spiders, no offense to spiders)
Since I know that many of you who follow this page (thanks for doing so! :D) are fans of videogames, like me, I wanted to share this page with you, it's called Tecnobar. It's a bar in Buenos Aires dedicated to videogames and it is owned by some friends of mine. You can go with friends to play, there are PCs, Playstations 3, a Playstation 4... The food is really good and so are the drinks. The fanpage is in Spanish, but several of the people who manage the page speak English, so if you have any questions, you can ask them (or me, if I can help). If you happen to be in Buenos Aires, tonight is the opening night if you want to drop by. And if you live far away, keep it in mind if you happen to visit the city. :)
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