Comics Journalism 2012
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Behind-the-Scenes: Orlando Cuellar


Orlando Cuellar is an illustrator and graphic humor artist from Bogota, Colombia. His work is a beatiful example of graphic art from Latin America. In the United States and (Western) Europe,  cartoons and graphic humor are often associated with  relatively simple drawings made with pen and ink, often with text. In the general opinion, cartoons are not considered art. 

In other parts of the world, such as Latin America, the delineation between cartoons, graphic humor, and art is far less distinctive. This is also demonstrated by the work of Orlando, which is definitely art in its own right. In the slideshow below you can get an idea of how he creates his work:


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caroline Bins

Orlando - your art is really phenomenal. I love how different the style is from say US cartoons. Much more art than editorial cartooning but with strong messages and few words. Thanks for this behind the scene look! Caroline

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